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 Headings

It’s the first day of SUMMER and today is chocked full of ways to celebrate the longest day of the year.  As the first rays of the sun filter in, from the East, we welcome the light with the sound of a gong.  NATIONAL DAY OF THE GONG rings in summer with echoes and vibrations.  Can you hear that majestic ringing? 

As today is the longest day of the year it is appropriate to observe NATIONAL DAYLIGHT APPRECIATION DAY.  From here, grab your deck, roll down the road and celebrate GO SKATEBOARDING DAY.  Head to the beach for NATIONAL SEASHELL DAY and find some gems in the sand.  If you are a little thirsty after all of that skateboarding and seashell searching, how about mixing up NATIONAL SMOOTHIE DAY?  Put your favorite ingredients in the blender and enjoy. Of course, we may need to refuel, so why not show some love for NATIONAL COOKIE DOUGH DAY.  I know, some say it’s not healthy, but just try and mix up a batch and not eat any.

Don’t forget to mark the day’s festivities with NATIONAL SELFIE DAY.   Sometimes we should put the phone down, but not today.  Snap those special pics so you’ll have a record of the day.

What better way to top off the summer solstice than with NATIONAL PEACHES ‘N’CREAM DAY?  Sweet and creamy, this dessert is the perfect choice to end the perfect day.

On this day…

1834 – Cyrus McCormick receives the patent for the reaper

1893 – George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. unveils his new attraction at the Chicago World’s Fair – The Ferris Wheel

1945 – Japanese forces are defeated on Okinawa

1997 – The first Women’s National Basketball Association game takes place with the New York Liberty beating the Los Angeles Sparks

2004 – Mike Melvill is the first civilian to fly an aircraft into space as he pilots SpaceShipOne into sub-orbital flight

2008 – The Academy Award winning WALL-E hits the theaters

Happy Birthday to…

Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937)

  He won international acclaim for his landscape and Biblical paintings

Daisy Turner (1883-1988)

From slave to famous storyteller and poet

Juliette Lewis (1973- )

From “Cape Fear” to “Mixed Nuts” to “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” – this lady has quite the acting range

Prince William of Wales (1983- )

Born to Prince Charles and Princess Diana – he is second in line to lead the country

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Most Awesome God, we thank you for light and warmth.  We thank you for your blessings and your love.  Please watch over these wonderful people and keep them from harm.  I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia;


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