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Special Activities

Image of Mayor Gray with students on a tour of the Wilson Building

The Office of the Secretary helps promote an array of special activities designed to generate a sense of pride and commitment in the nation’s capital, and to encourage community involvement among local residents and visitors. Special activities include commemorating Emancipation Day and the city’s unique place in Civil War history, celebrating Sister City agreements, providing funding for District of Columbia voting rights grants, honoring the city with a commemorative quarter design and supporting a citywide charitable campaign.