Kev’s Daily Take On 04/09/2023

 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.

Religious Holidays

EASTER – This morning finds the stone rolled away, the guards are gone, and the tomb is empty.  Many theories have tried to explain how this could be.  Christ later appears to his disciples, his followers and at one time 500 people. There are theories about that too.  There is only one truthful explanation – He arose from the dead.  He defeated sin on the cross and death in the tomb.  Through His sacrifice and resurrection – salvation is offered to all mankind.  Happy Easter everyone!

Military Honors

NATIONAL FORMER PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY occurs on the anniversary of one of the most horrific acts in history.  In 1942, Japanese forces captured the largest number of American troops on the Bataan Peninsula and forced them to walk 65 miles to the prison camp.  They were not given any food or water and were beaten and abused all the way.  500 soldiers died on the Bataan Death March and for those that survived there would be two more years of torture and pain.  Over 500 million U.S. soldiers have been captured since the Revolutionary War and there is not enough that we can say or do for these heroes.  A day of honor to show our gratitude and thanks is a start. Thank you for your service, sacrifice, pain, and bravery.

Family and Friends

When we celebrate NATIONAL CHERISH AN ANTIQUE DAY, we are not making a direct reference to respecting your elders; however, it is a great opportunity to learn about family history.  The hand me down furniture, the family albums and the little Knick knacks that get passed down all tell a story that needs to be heard so future generations will have a sense of belonging and older generations will not be forgotten.

Education and Information

Another war hero gets recognized on NATIONAL WINSTON CHURCHILL DAY.  For his service in the British military and as Prime Minister of England during WWII showing impeccable leadership, President John F. Kennedy bestowed honorary U.S. citizenship on Winston Churchill on this day in 1963.  Sir Winston could not make it to the occasion, but his son and grandson attended.  Only 7 other non-citizens have been given this honor.

On Today’s Menu…

It is snack time with NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY.  Traditionally baked during the Chinese New Year, they are said to bring good luck to your household.  However, you can get them any time of year and enjoy the subtle taste these little treats have to offer.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Siblings Day

Hug Your Dog Day

Cinnamon Crescent Day

Farm Animals Day

Encourage a Young Writer Day

On this day…

1682 – Rene-Robert Cavalier – claimed the Mississippi River basin for France and named it Louisiana – can we still go around claiming stuff?

1865 – General Lee signs the treaty of surrender at Appomattox – ending the Civil War

1939 – Marion Anderson, an African American singer, performed before an audience of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial after she was refused to be allowed to sing at Constitution Hall

1959 – America meets its first Astronauts – the Mercury 7 – Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepherd, and Deke Slayton

1962 – Rita Moreno wins an Oscar for West Side Story – the first Hispanic woman to do so

1965 – The game of baseball is forever changed when the Astros play the Yankees in the first indoor stadium – The Houston Astrodome

2001 – American Airlines acquires Transworld Airlines becoming the world’s largest airline

2003 – U.S. forces take control of Baghdad – remember Saddam’s statue being pulled down?

2018 – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (Illinois) becomes the first senator to give birth while in office

Happy Birthday to…
Frank King (1883-1969)
He gave us the comic strip Gasoline Alley
Paul Robeson (1898-1976)
Actor, singer, and political activist

Earl “Curly” Lambeau (1898-1965)
If you are a Packers fan, you know his name and have probably been to his stadium

Carl Perkins (1932-1998)
He gave us rockabilly music, including Blue Suede Shoes
Dennis Quaid (1954- )
You can see him in Breaking Away (1979), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), Undercover Blues (1993) and Something to Talk About (1995)

The Shade Room
Keisha Knight Pulliam (1979- )
She was Rudy on The Cosby Show
Kristen Stewart (1990- )
She plays Bella Swan in The Twilight Saga

Enjoy the day and make it your own

We rejoice that Christ has risen and made all things new!   

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

#Easter, #FormerPOWRecognitionDay, #CherishanAntiqueDay, #WinstonChurchillDay, #ChineseAlmondCookieDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #FrankKing, #PaulRobeson, #CurlyLambeau, #CarlPerkins, #DennisQuaid, #KeishaKnightPulliam, #KristenStewart


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 04/09/2023”

  1. Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Amen! It really is incredible.


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