It’s hard to believe February is more than half done. In fact it’s the last full week of February! Wasn’t it just New Years?!? But here we are just the same. Some of us still snowed in (happily it’s melting, even if slowly!). But maybe this week’s curling & skiing days might help? […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Can you believe January’s coming to an end?! But the chances to celebrate don’t end! Close out January with meat, iceworms, bubble wrap, and croissants, among other things. Then ring in February with more meat and iceworms. Along with birds, serpents, hedgehogs, and ice cream (for breakfast!). Or choose your own combination of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we celebrate a group of Americans whose contributions in World War II were a big part of why the Allies were able to win. And they did it quietly and with little to no recognition. Today is National Navajo Code Talkers Day. At the time the code talkers weren’t allowed to talk about what […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In honor of the first African-American Army regiments we observe Buffalo Soldiers Day on July 28. The very first Buffalo Soldiers Day was in 1992. On that day General Colin Powell dedicated a monument to the Buffalo Soldier at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Buffalo Soldiers History Congress formed 6 all African American Army regiments in 1866, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wow, the submarine must be popular. Submarine Day has two dates to celebrate! As near as we can tell, the March 17 date came first. (Yeah, yeah. We know. March 17 comes before April 11 every year. That’s not what we meant!) March 17 is the anniversary of the day John Phillip Holland demonstrated his […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On March 13, 1942, the United States established the U. S. K9 Corp. And now March 13 is K9 Veterans Day. It’s not an official day in most places, but that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating. Working dogs provide an important service, and they deserve recognition. Many of the first members of the K9 Corp […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The USO was created on February 4, 1941. And every February 4 we celebrate that anniversary as USO Day. President Nixon proclaimed the first USO Day for February 4, 1971 in honor of its 30th anniversary. What, Exactly, is the USO? USO stands for United Service Organizations, Inc. You’ll notice the […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.