Kev’s Daily Take On 12/13/2022


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.

Military Honors

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Today, we salute the National Guard on their 386th anniversary of being founded.  Massachusetts put together the first Guard in 1636 and required all able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 to join.  Jump ahead a few years and congress makes the National Guard official in 1933.  Today, these brave men and women are ready to deploy in combat or emergency situations – just as their motto reads – “Always ready, always there”.  We thank each and every one of them for their service and bravery.  Happy Birthday National Guard.

Our Furry Friends

DAY OF THE HORSE recognizes these special animals and the contributions they have made throughout the centuries.  From agricultural to transportation to military uses, the horse has been a major part in the development of our country.  They are beautiful to look at, intelligent and fun to ride.  Congress passed Resolution 452 in 2004 recognizing today as National Day of the Horse.

For Fun

Her Highness Pat

NATIONAL VIOLIN DAY celebrates the instrument that brings tears to our eyes during a concert or gets our feet moving at a bluegrass festival.  Violin or fiddle, whichever works for you, takes a lot of dedication and practice to master.  Once you do, however, you will be playing some incredible music.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL COCOA DAY had better come hot, with whipped cream, marshmallows and a candy cane to stir it all up with.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING DAY sweetens the pot as it tops off any cake, making it even more delicious.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Free Shipping Day

Monkey Day

National Bouillabaisse Day

Roast Chestnuts Day

On this day…

1950 – James Dean stars in his first acting job – a Pepsi commercial

1992 – Manon Rheaume becomes the first female goaltender to play pro hockey.  She played for the Atlanta Knights, stopped 4 shots and allowed 1 goal.

2003 – Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2021- According to the CDC – 1 in 100 Americans over the age of 65 has died of COVID

Happy Birthday to…
Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882)
Our 19th First Lady was not afraid to speak her mind

Alvin C. York (1887-1964)
This blacksmith turned soldier didn’t even want to go to war at first but was drafted into WWI.  He single handedly killed 2 dozen German machine gunners and captured the rest of their squads.  Along with his 17 member-rag tag team, they went on to capture another 130 German soldiers and for these actions he was given numerous medals including the Congressional Medal of Honor

Smithsonian Magazine
Ella Baker (1903-1986)
This inspiring woman figured prominently in the Civil Rights movement, at times, working alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Closer Weekly
Dick Van Dyke (1925- )
This entertaining guy showed off his talent in Mary Poppins, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang and Night at the Museum.  His physical comedy was a hit, and he was able to showcase it on his Emmy Award (15) winning show – The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Baltimore Sun
Ted Nugent (1948- )
“Sweaty Teddy” rocks on with his hits Stranglehold and Cat Scratch Fever.  He is also a huge gun rights advocate and has produced several videos on hunting – especially bowhunting.
Jamie Foxx (1967- )
From In Living Color to Ray to Django Unchained to Baby Driver – he has shown us his range, talent and attitude that makes him a success

Taylor Swift (1989- )
Are you a Swiftie? People all over the world are as we celebrate her birthday today.  Her first two albums, Taylor Swift and Fearless, both went platinum in no time and her latest – Midnight – had ten songs that took all 10 top spots on Billboards Top 100 list – that’s a first

 Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear LORD, as the flu and COVID numbers start to pick up, please protect these amazing people.  Heal those who are suffering and comfort those who have lost loved ones.  Teach us to be vigilant against these horrible enemies.  I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipedia; on this

#NationalGuardBirthday, #NationalCocoaDay, #DayoftheHorse, #NationalViolinDay, #CreamCheeseFrostingDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown  


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