Kev’s Daily Take On 03/25/2023

 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

On this day in 1863, six U.S. Army volunteers were recognized for their personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.  NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY honors all of the recipients of the highest military award for valor.  The Army, Navy, and Air Force each have their own design, while the Marines and Coast Guard fall under the Navy.  To date there have been 3,530 recipients since those first 6 were awarded during the Civil War.  To all of the courageous men and women who gave everything they had – we salute and honor you.

Religious Holidays


The FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION is celebrated worldwide and observes the events as told in the Gospel of Luke 1:26-38.  The angel Gabriel visits Mary and announces that she will give birth to the Son of God and that she is to name Him, Jesus.  Mary asks Gabriel, “How can this be? I am a virgin.”  Gabriel answers her, “The Holy Spirit will come to you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.  Therefore, the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”  Mary replied, “I am the Lord’s servant, may your word to me be fulfilled.”  This holiday celebrates Mary’s willingness to obey the LORD.

For Fun

Need a good book to read today?  Since it is TOLKIEN READING DAY may I suggest The Hobbit, or the Lord of the Rings, or maybe even the Silmarillion.  John Ronald Reuel Tolkien set the imagination of many a reader on fire with his narratives about Middle-Earth.  This day correlates to the same day Sauron was defeated in the Lord of the Rings.  If you don’t know who that was you will have to read it for yourself to find out.

On Today’s Menu…

In 1876, sea-captain Ben Wenburg’s concocted dish of lobster, eggs, cognac, sherry, cream, cayenne pepper and butter was debuted at Delmonico’s of New York.  It was a huge hit, however a spat between the captain and Charles Delmonico caused this succulent dish to be taken off the menu.  Due to popular demand, it was brought back, with a new name, and because of that we get to celebrate NATIONAL LOBSTER NEWBURG DAY.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Epilepsy Awareness Day- wear purple for support

Wear a Hat Day – wear a hat in support of brain tumor research

National Spinach Day

National Nougat Day

On this day…

1807 – The slave trade is abolished in the British Colonies

1911 – Due to harsh working conditions and no fire safety measures, a fire that broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company killed 146 workers.  Justice was never brought to these poor souls, but health and safety legislation was enacted due to the negligence of the owners

1949 – Hamlet becomes the first British film to win an Oscar

1957 – European countries sign a treaty creating the European Economic Community, or the Common Market

2017 – The largest banana split in the world is made in Innisfail Australia – it measured 8,040 meters – 4.995 miles

Happy Birthday to…
Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941)
Carved out Mount Rushmore

Howard Cosell (1918-1995)
No one could talk about sports like Howard – especially on Monday Night Football
James Lovell (1928- )
Astronaut who flew 4 space missions including commanding the Apollo 13 mission

Gloria Steinem (1934- )
She is an activist for women’s rights and co-founder of Ms. Magazine

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)
This Grammy Award winner (18 times over) deserves all the R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The New York Times
Elton John (1947- )
Sir Elton is as talented as he is flashy

The Movie Database
Sarah Jessica Parker (1965- )
From performing on stage at The Muny in St. Louis in The Sound of Music to Square Pegs to Sex and the City she can do it all

Sheryl Swoopes (1971- )
She was the first player to sign with the newly formed Women’s National Basketball League (WNBA)
Danica Patrick (1982- )
She is the first woman to win an IndyCar Championship event – the Firestone Indy 300

Enjoy the day and make it your own

 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#MedalofHonorDay, #TheFeastoftheAnnuciation, #LobsterNewbergDay, #TolkienReadingDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #Gutzonlorglum, #HowardCosell, #JamesLovell, #GloriaSteinem, #ArethaFranklin, #EltonJohn, #SarahJessicaParker, #SherylSwoopes, #DanicaPatrick


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 03/25/2023”

  1. Awesome and enlightening! I’ve experienced Mount Rushmore a few times, and I wouldn’t mind seeing it again just as the rising sun reflects upon the images of these great Presidents.

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  2. I have yet to see it and would love to some day.


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