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
NATIONAL GO BAREFOOT DAY was created by Soles4Souls after the 2004 Tsunami to get shoes to people around the world who need them. Give those tootsies a good feeling as you go barefoot through the grass and then go through your closet to see if you have shoes to donate. Go to the Soles4Souls website to learn more.
NATIONAL HEIMLICH MANUEVER DAY kicks off Safety Month and reminds us that knowing this technique can really save lives. Go to your local Red Cross to learn how to care for someone when they are choking.
NATIONAL PEN PAL DAY gives us something to write about.
NATIONAL SAY SOMETHING NICE DAY prompts me to let all of you know that you are looking very stylish today.
NATONAL RUNNING DAY sounds healthy and is good for you, but I am going to stick with walking for now.
NATIONAL NAIL POLISH DAY colorizes the world as we celebrate the perfectly painted fingers and toes.
NATIONAL OLIVE DAY goes perfect on a relish tray, in a salad or floating in a martini.
NATIONAL HAZELNUT CAKE DAY is our dessert of the day and sounds like it would go good with a cup of coffee.
On this day…
1937 – Amelia Earhart and Frank Noonan depart from Oakland, CA to fly around the world and are never seen again.
1958 – Charles de Gaulle becomes Prime Minister of France
1980 – CNN hits the airwaves bringing us 24-hour news
2009 – Conan O’Brien begins his short stint as the host of the Tonight Show
Happy Birthday to…
Brigham Young – 1833 – Took over the reins of the Mormon Church from Joseph Smith
Dr. Henry Faulds – 1843 – Came up with the idea and system of fingerprinting
Frank Whittle – 1907 – gave us jet propelled aircraft
Norma Jean Mortenson – 1926 – AKA, Marilyn Monroe – Will always be an iconic Hollywood figure
Andy Griffith – 1926 – Gave us Sherriff Andy Taylor and lawyer Ben Matlock
Morgan Freeman – 1937 – Beloved actor with that unmistakable voice
Heidi Klum – 1973 – From model to judge, there is a lot more to her than just looks
Alanis Morissette – 1974 – Grammy award winning artist who always seems to be on the fringe
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this beautiful world you have given us as well as the amazing people in it. Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia;
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