A series of bills signed into law by Governor Jay Nixon create several new days, weeks, and months of awareness in Missouri.
Among those, a bill to extend Missouri Peace Officers Memorial Day from May 15 to the whole week on which May 15 falls, during which time law enforcement officers who have been killed or disabled will be remembered and flags at government buildings will be flown at half-mast.
Missourians will also asked to raise awareness of sex trafficking during the month of January, and bone up on safe boating during the week ahead of Memorial Day.
Jackie Robinson will be remembered April 15 and the founding of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, will be commemorated December 4.
October 16 will now be Walt Disney – A Day to Dream Day, the second Monday in April will be Missouri Lineworker Appreciation Day in honor of electric line workers, and Missourians are asked to be aware of engineers during the third week in February.