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Honoring Our Heroes on Superhero Day

First celebrated in 1955, National Superhero Day is observed each year on April 28. On this day we honor both fictional and real superheroes, who serve and protect while fighting evil.

Fictional superheroes gained popularity in the 1930s and 40s with the debut of comic book characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Captain America. Many of these characters featured “superpowers,” such as the ability to fly, see through walls, become invisible, or move objects using only their mind. If you could have a fictional superpower, what would it be?

These comic book heroes are still very popular today – over the last 12 years, superhero movies from Marvel Studios have grossed over 22 billion dollars worldwide!

Real-life superheroes may not wear capes, but they risk their lives each day to protect us. These brave first responders can include police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and members of the military. Please join us in honoring them on April 28!

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