I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Events and Celebrations
HOLY SATURDAY, Black Saturday or the Great Sabbath happens on the eve of Easter. Christ has been laid in His tomb. The rock has been rolled in front of the entrance and the guards have been posted to keep any one from stealing the body. Christ had prophesied his death and that He would come back to life three days later. The Roman government and Chief Priests were worried that his disciples would try to steal his body so the tomb would be empty and they could validate His claims. The disciples were actually in hiding, wondering what the next day would bring.
This year, NATIONAL BEAN COUNTER DAY falls a little short of Tax Day on April 18. The idea is to give the accountants their due and a break after the busy tax season, and they deserve it. Thank you for keeping us on track and away from those nasty audits.
A lot of us won’t be working today or maybe working from home. If so then NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS TO WORK DAY is a natural. Stay comfy and lounge while you go about your Saturday. If you do have to go in today and want to wear your PJs, I would make sure you have the all clear first.
NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY reminds us to plan ahead. Get those living wills, trusts and wills taken care of now so when the time comes, your wishes are met and it is a lot easier on your loved ones.
Spring is definitely in bloom with NATIONAL ORCHID DAY. There are over 25,000 species of this flowering plant, each one with its unique colors and fragrances. The founders of this day, Mike and Faith Young, loved orchids so much they wanted to name their little girl, Orchid. Sadly, they lost her during labor. They went on to name her Orchid Faith and were able to register their own plant with the Royal Horticultural Society of England – the Radiant Faith Orchid.
Let’s poach some eggs, toast an English muffin, fry some Canadian Bacon, and spoon out a little Hollandaise sauce to celebrate NATIONAL EGGS BENEDICT DAY. Remember this delicious dish doesn’t just have to be for breakfast.
On this day…
1912 – Harriet Quimby flies across the English Channel – the first woman to do so
1935 – Fibber McGee and Molly comes across the radio waves for the first time
1962 – Walter Cronkite anchors the news for the first time
1972 – Apollo 16 heads to the moon – the fifth crew to go there
2003 – Michael Jordan plays his last game in the NBA
Wilbur Wright – 1867 – couldn’t keep his feet on the ground
Charlie Chaplin – 1889 – comedic genius, actor and producer
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 6-time NBA Champion and still the all-time leading scorer
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, your ways are not our ways and your thoughts are higher than ours. Thank you for who you are and for your love and blessings. Watch over all these wonderful people and please keep them safe from harm. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com
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