WASHINGTON DC— Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced plans for a government sponsored “451 Day” to help ignite the nation’s book consumption rate.
“This incendiary event will take place on the front lawn of the White House at sundown, on the Monday following Labor Day,” DeVos said during a virtual press conference.
“451 Day illuminates the president’s commitment to education, and reminds us of his symbolic role as firebrand in his support for print journalism, the media, and the free press.”
Official invitations encouraged attendees to bring as many books as possible to 451 Day.
“With school openings, interviews, back-to-school sales and whatnot taking up so much of my time,” said DeVos, “it’s important that we keep the nation’s educational fires stoked.”
When asked how the event came to be named ‘451 Day,’ DeVos said, “We chose 451 Day to honor the most literate president in history, and I personally addendumed the number one after the number 45, because our nation’s forty-fifth president [Donald J. Trump] is not only number one in my book, but also a proven best seller according to many publicly accessible records.”
“There’s just no match when it comes to President Trump,” said DeVos, adding, “The administration hopes that this warm reception will spark many more 451 Days across the country, one hot spot at a time!”