Kev’s Daily Take On 03/13/2023

 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

GI Jobs

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.

For Fun

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…
Abigail Fillmore (1798-1853)
Our 14th First Lady who created the White House Library
Percival Lowell (1845-1916)
This astronomer predicted the discovery of Pluto
Albert Williams Stevens (1886-1949)
Took some of the first pictures of the Earth’s curvature
Janet Flanner (1892-1978)
One of New Yorker Magazine’s first reporters

New Times
L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986)
He founded the Church of Scientology

William H. Macey (1950- )
Award-winning actor

Dana Delany (1956- )
You can see this actress in China Beach and Exit to Eden

Rolling Stone

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 CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this 

#NationalK9veteransDay, #GoodSamaritanDay, #CoconutTorteDay, #NationalJewelDay, #NationalNappingDay, #OpenAnUmbrellaIndoorsDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

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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