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.
NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY honors the four-legged soldiers, police and rescue workers who work, train, and sacrifice every bit as much as their human counterparts. The U.S. Army K-9 Corps was founded on this day in 1942 when the military realized how valuable dogs could be. At first, they accepted dogs from 30 breeds but shortened it down to seven -German Shepherds, Belgian sheep dogs, Doberman Pinschers, Collies, Siberian Huskies, Malamutes and Eskimo dogs. Fearless and ready for duty at any time, we salute these animals who get the job done.
Awareness Spotlight shines on…
In the Gospel of Luke, Christ gives us two commands: to Love God and to Love Your Neighbor. He was then asked by a lawyer, “Who, then, is our neighbor?” Jesus then related the parable of the Good Samaritan. GOOD SAMARITAN DAY lets us know that, while we can’t help everyone, if someone comes across our path who needs help and it is within our power and means to help them, we have an opportunity to show them love.
Education and Information
All that glitters is not gold – sometimes it’s NATIONAL JEWEL DAY. Yep, diamonds, zirconium, pearls, jade, rubies, emeralds, and topaz are all appreciated today. If it’s shiny it’s covered as we look to the sparklies and the people who deal in them. The jewelers know the worth and help us find just what we are looking for. Just make sure they are reputable.
Do you feel lucky today? If you do, then go ahead and celebrate NATIONAL OPEN AN UMBRELLA INDOORS DAY. This will test the superstition on whether bad luck will follow or not. You might as well go for broke and spill some salt, walk under a ladder, and break a mirror. If nothing bad happens, you can go ahead and step on that crack. If your luck takes a turn for the worse – don’t open any more umbrellas indoors.
Zzzzzzz …sorry… I was celebrating NATIONAL NAPPING DAY.
On Today’s Menu…
Our dessert of the day features a creamy layered cake. NATIONAL COCONUT TORTE DAY is full of coconut – inside and out. Coconut flavored cake with shredded coconut for a topping is served up by the slice. Top off dinner with this delectable dessert or go for broke and have a piece just because you want to.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
National PI Day
Write Your Story Day
Learn About Butterflies Day
National Potato Chip Day
Children’s Craft Day
On this day…
1781 – William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus
1877 – Chester Greenwood invents earmuffs to keep his head warm while ice skating
1942 – The U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps begins training dogs for the newly established K-9 Corps. They would be trained in 4 different areas: sentry dogs, scout or patrol dogs, messenger dogs or mine detection dogs
1944 – The question “Who’s on First” is copyrighted by Abbot and Costello
1956 – RCA Victor releases Elvis’s first album
1969 – Disney premiers a movie about a little white Volkswagen called Herbie
1978 – Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno team up to bring us The Incredible Hulk
2020 – Breonna Taylor is killed when police burst into her apartment mistakenly during a raid that had gone wrong. This would spark protests calling for police reform.
Happy Birthday to…
Adam Clayton (1960- ) He plays bass for U2
In memoriam –
Ronald Brent Cole 07/13/1965 – 03/13/2019
He served his country, his family, and his fellow man. He was a loving husband, a doting father, and a faithful friend. You are missed. RIP Brent
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, I would like to thank You for good friends, those who are still here and those who have passed. I would ask that You would be with the loved ones of those who have gone on and let them know that they are thought of and cared about. Thank You God, I pray this in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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Happy Birthday to Abigail Fillmore, Percival Lowell, Albert Williams Stevens, Janet Flanner, L. Ron Hubbard, William H. Macey, Dana Delaney, Adam Clayton
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