Illinois Residents Celebrate First Annual 'Barack Obama Day'

Kenny Grant
August 8, 2018

An Obama spokeswoman said Obama plans to celebrate his birthday with a family dinner in Washington on Saturday night, according to the paper.

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He served in the IL state Senate from 1997 to 2005 before joining the U.S. Senate.

August 4 marks former President Barack Obama's 57th birthday and Illinois' first annual Barack Obama Day. "God you are missed, your kindness, integrity, generosity, civility and plane class is something we are sorely missing today happy birthday and God bless you & the United States".

Nancy Pelosi wrote: "Happy birthday, President @BarackObama!".

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"Thank you, Barack Obama", tweeted Ava DuVernay.

The Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed the commemorative holiday earlier this year.

The law, according to USA Today, was signed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Others who took to social media with special messages for the former U.S. president included his former VP Joe Biden, celebrities Justin Timberlake, John Legend among others.

Joe, on the other hand, went with a smiley and silly selfie, referencing their aforementioned recent lunch in D.C and reminiscing on their time together in the White House.

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