Kev’s Daily Take On 03/29/2023


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

New York State Senate

NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY honors all of the men and women who served during this 20-year conflict.  It was on this day, in 1973, that our troops and their support units pulled out of South Vietnam.  Due to the unpopularity of this war, returning soldiers were not always given the warmest of welcomes and this day was set aside to give them that thank you, hug, and gratitude they may not have gotten.  We are grateful for your service, your sacrifice, and your willingness to fight for your country when called to do so. 

Awareness Spotlight shines on…

Shop local with NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY.  Make sure and help these foundations of our community thrive.  Do some shopping, employ some services, and grab a bite to eat at your favorite small businesses.

Our Fishy Friends

MANATEE APPRECIATION DAY shows some love for these gentle giants.  Weighing up to 1,300 lbs., their diet consist of mostly seagrass.  They have no natural enemies – except humans.  Between the poaching and the polluted habitats, they are on the endangered species list.  We put them on that list, we can take them off.  Let’s do better about keeping their environment clean.

For Fun


This iconic toy started off as a toolbox.  Antonio Pasin was a carpenter who would pull his tools around in a cart.  People loved the cart so much he started making and selling them.  His company grew, changed names a few times and became Radio Flyer.  LITTLE RED WAGON DAY salutes the toy that lasts so long it can get passed down from generation to generation, has an endless list of purposes and has fueled many an imagination.

On Today’s Menu…


Our dessert of the day is light and flavorful.  NATIONAL LEMON CHIFFON CAKE DAY celebrate this fluffy cake that won’t weigh you down afterwards.  The combination of egg white, baking powder and vegetable oil give this cake its signature airiness and adding the lemon makes it just heavenly.  Enjoy a slice today.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Doctor’s Day

Turkey Neck Soup Day

National Pencil Day

Take a Walk in the Park Day

I am in Control Day

Virtual Vacation Day

On this day…

1806 – The Cumberland Road becomes the first highway to be funded by the government.

1886 – The first batch of Coca-Cola is produced.  Meant to cure headaches, this concoction had wine and coca – a form of cocaine.

1929 – President Herbert Hoover has the first telephone installed in the Oval Office.

1951 – Julius and Ethel Rosenburg are convicted of selling atomic secrets to the soviets.  They are found guilty and sentenced to death.

1958 – Dr. Charles David Keeling starts measuring the CO2 in the atmosphere.

1973 – Our troops pull out of the Vietnam War

1982 – A freshman by the name of Michael Jordan shoots the winning basket to help North Carolina defeat Georgetown in the NCAA Championship game – 63-62.

1999 – “The Great One”, Wayne Gretzky, retires from hockey.

2022 – A new study of Pluto finds evidence of cryovolcanoes and ice lava

Happy Birthday to…

John Tyler (1790-1862)
Our 10th President and first un-elected one

Famous People
Denton True “Cy” Young (1867-1955)
511 wins forever cemented this pitcher as one of the best.  The award with his name on it is still given to the best pitcher of the year

Live Journal
Lou Henry Hoover (1874-1944)
Our 33rd First Lady and the first woman in the U.S. to earn a geology degree
James E. Casey (1888-1983)
Co-founded a messenger company with a $100 loan that would eventually become United Parcel Service

Man O’ War (1917-1947)
Won 20 out of 21 races in two seasons and set speed records – fast horse

Pearl Bailey (1918-1990)
Tony Award winning actress and singer – known for her part in Hello Dolly
Sam Walton (1918-1992)
Started his first Wal-Mart in 1962 and did pretty good with that

Robert Shiller (1946- )
This Nobel Prize winning economist believed that the markets could reach unsustainable levels and not follow historical trends.  He correctly predicted the bursting of the stock market bubble in 2008.
Lucy Lawless (1968- )
You know her as Xena: Warrior Princess

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dearest Heavenly Father, thank You for this day and thank You for all of these wonderful people.  May You continue to bless us.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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

#VietnamWarVeteransDay, #MomandPopBusinessOwnersDay, #LemonChiffonCakeDay, #LittleRedWagonDay, #ManateeAppreciationDay, #Enjoyuthedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #John Tyler, #CyYoung, #LouHoover, #JamesE.Casey, #ManOWar, #PearlBailey, #SamWalton, #RobertShiller, #SamWalton


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