The third week of November is Geography Awareness Week. Young Americans are painfully ignorant of even the most basic concepts of geography, like where places are located:
"YOUNG AMERICANS STILL LACK BASIC GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE" http://press.nationalgeographic.com/pressroom/index.jsp?pageID=pres...
Do your part--if you're a teacher, have a special activity in class teaching geography.
If you're not a teacher, write to your local elected officials requesting a proclamation in recognition of this important week (last year Gov. Chrisitine Gregoire did exactly that at the request of our vice president, Meghan Hoyer!)