National American Eagle Day promotes raptor conservation

National American Eagle Day, celebrated annually on June 20, was founded in 1995 to promote conservation for the varieties of eagle found in the United States.

The holiday was founded by the American Eagle Foundation, which successfully lobbied President Bill Clinton to sign a document recognizing American Eagle Day in 1995. The holiday celebrates successful conservation efforts for American eagles and raises awareness of the need for continued efforts to protect the birds and their habitats.

Proclamations have been issued by governors in 49 states designating June 20th as American Eagle Day.

The date June 20 was chosen because it’s the anniversary of the day that the bald eagle was added to the official Seal of the United States in 1782.

Other holidays and observances for June 20, 2022, include International Asteroid Day, National Hike With a Geek Day, National Ice Cream Soda Day, National Kouign Amann Day, National Vanilla Milkshake Day, New Identity Day, Nystagmus Awareness Day, Plain Yogurt Day, Ride to Work Day (Motorcycles), Take Your Cat to Work Day, Toad Hollow Day of Thank You, West Virginia Day, World Productivity Day and World Refugee Day.