November 7th has been identified as the day to celebrate the millions of hard-working notaries public whose public service help deter fraud and promote the integrity and reliability of document transactions.
The first Notary Public Day was celebrated on November 7, 1975, and created to “recognize notaries for their public service and their contributions to national and international commerce.”
Every day notaries assist the finance industry, the legal industry, and the health industry by positively confirming the document signer’s identity, and carefully assessing the signer’s comprehension, competence and willingness to sign.
The date of November 7 was chosen as Notary Public Day in recognition of the day that America’s first notary, Thomas Fugill, was appointed. Fugill’s appointment by the Colony of New Haven occurred on October 25, 1639 (Julian calendar), November 7 on the Gregorian calendar now in use.
Today there are over 4.8 million notaries and nearly half of them are driving on the roads to meet and conveniently serve customers who have important documents to complete. From documents at the DMV, vital records, and business contracts to trust, power of attorney, deeds, visas, and school district transfers, Notaries provide certification for over 2.2 billion documents each year.
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Notaries Public are honoring and serving the nation every day. On November 7, the nation honors Notaries nationwide.
Happy Notary Public Day!