This is simply a day to salute sharply all of the men and women in all branches of military, who protect you and our country. They can be called upon at a moment’s notice to perform a risky and perilous mission for freedom and country. They train diligently both physically and mentally, so they will be prepared to prevail in any mission they face. Just how did it all begin? Well, each branch of the military had their own day of celebration. But, on August 31, 1949 then Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day. President Harry Truman also announced the holiday in a presidential proclamation on February 20, 1950. All branches of the military were asked to celebrate on this day and they complied on the first Armed Forces Day which was held the following year on May 20, 1950.
Police Officer’s Memorial Day honors and remembers police officers who gave their lives while on duty. Police officers protect us 24/7 every day of the year. It’s a sometimes dangerous job. They know they are putting their lives at risk to make and keep us safe. Police officers know the risks, and accept them. Sometimes, they pay the ultimate price. Please show our respect and appreciation for police officers everywhere…today….and everyday. Ways to participate in this day:
Show appreciation for police officers.
Make a donation to a police officer fund or memorial
Participate in activities honoring officers who have died on duty.
Better still, create a memorial event, if there isn’t one in your area.
Thank your police officers for a job well done.
Deep Thought for the Day: Did you ever stop to think and forget to start again!? Origin of Police Officer’s Memorial Day: Police Officer’s Memorial Day was created and established as May 15th by an Act of Congress.
Dance Like a Chicken Day is for those who like to do the “Chicken Dance”. All ‘ya gotta do is dance like a chicken. While any dance song will do, there’s no dance like the Chicken dance. It’s tradition at every wedding reception to play and to dance the Chicken Dance. It gets people of all ages up dancing and mingling. It puts a smile on everyone’s face. The Chicken Dance is not limited to weddings. It is also played at other social events where there is a band and dancing. The only problem is that events are way too frequent for a chicken dance lover. Therefore, today exists to provide you with another opportunity to dance like a chicken. So, don’t pass up this priceless opportunity.
Don’t confuse this day for Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary’s Day. Receptionists, this is your day! Okay, maybe it’s not a day off. But, it’s a day to recognize and appreciate all the things that you do! The purpose of Receptionists Day are two-fold. First, of all it gives recognition to receptionists. After all, they are the first person your customers see when they walk through the door of your company. The great first impression is molded in large part thanks to your smiling, cheerful receptionist. The second reason for Receptionist Day is to promote pride and professionalism in the position. On this day, treat your Receptionist with flowers, candy, or a lunch!
Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of Writer Edward Lear (1812-1888). It also, of course, celebrates Limerick poems. Limericks were popularized by Lear in 1846 in his Book of Nonsense”. This day is a time to enjoy and get your fill of Limerick poems. We are so glad that it came along to brighten up our lives. Celebrate Limerick Day in style by writing a Limerick or two of your own. Or, sit down and read a few humorous Limericks. They are guaranteed to make you smile. A Limerick is a humorous verse or poem. It is five lines longs. It’s name come from the city of Limerick, Ireland. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line rhyme. The third and fourth lines rhyme. Did you know? Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland. Origin of Limerick Day: Our research easily uncovered he reason why we celebrate Limerick Day. …it celebrates the Limerick, and honors the birth of Limerick writer Edward Lear. However, we found little information pointing us to who created this day. Whoever it was, we’re glad they did!
Twilight Zone Day is mysterious, weird, surreal and perhaps a little scary. We can think of many other adjectives, but I think you get the picture. Every once in a while, you have a day like this. And, today is designed to be that day. The television show The Twilight Zone, was created, written and narrated by Rod Serling. It premiered on October 1, 1959. The episodes were wildly popular, stretched the imagination, and captivated viewers. The show aired from 1959-1964. Origin of Twilight Zone Day: Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. In researching this day, we were quire surprised to find no logical root s for this day. The TV show first aired on October 1st, 1959. May 11th marks neither the birth, nor the death of Rod Serling (it’s creator).
Everybody has a mother and absolutely no one is more special than mom. Sure, dad is really important. And, grandparent’s too. But moms, well they are just the greatest. Often taken for granted, they are always our strongest supporter. You can’t do wrong in Mom’s eyes. When you are hurt, or not feeling well….there is no one else that can help you more than Mom. I saw this clearly recently as our son was in the emergency room. Sure, dad was an important presence. But, the look in my son’s eyes with his mom by his side was certain affirmation of mom’s comforting ways, and importance. So go out and celebrate Mother’s Day. First and foremost, spend time with her. If you absolutely can not be there, take time for a long phone call. Flowers, cards, candy and gifts are all part of the day. But, mom wants some time with you far more than anything else. Did you know? The first Mother’s Day was May 10, 1908 in Philadelphia. Fun Stuff:Mom-ism’s Remember all those “things” Mom used to say……
Lost Sock Memorial Day recognizes your drawer full of unmatched socks. Each unmatched sock represents a missing sock. We never throw away our unmatched socks. After all, it may show up someday. On Lost Sock Memorial Day, we suggest you spend a little time (as little as possible) searching for those missing socks. After a (very) brief search, and in good “Memorial” spirit, spend a minute reflecting upon how warm and comforting the missing socks were on your stinky toes. Then, by all means, get on with your life. We encourage you to use this special day, to toss out all of your unmatched socks. Let’s face it, you’re never gonna find the missing one.
Iris Day celebrates these beautiful and attractive late spring bloomers. With or without a beard, Iris are very popular among homeowners and gardeners. With a little luck, you have Iris blooming in your flower beds today. Celebrate Iris Day by enjoying these great, easy to grow bloomers. If you don’t have any in your yard, get some and plant them today. You can also enjoy this day by going to a floral shop to buy some Iris to put into your favorite vase. Today is also a great opportunity to learn more abut how to grow and care for Iris. It’s really easy! Learn how to grow IrisDid you Know? Iris flowers have spiritual importance in Japan. It wards off evil spirits. On Iris Day in Japan, people put Iris leaves in their baths. It’s believed to prevent illness. They also drink juice from the plant in their Sake to ensure longevity. Does it work? Try it and you be the judge!
Today is a great day to be a tourist. It’s National Tourism Day! On this day, municipalities and tourism sites around the country to promote their area or region. Municipalities and entertainment venues big and small, use today to let people know about activities and events in their areas. They will often do so in a big way. A great way to promote your area is to hold activities and events on this day. Ideally, make it a weekend, or a week-long celebration. Along with advertisements, offering discounts and other promotions will work well. If you are a tourist venue, use this day to really spread the word on what you are all about. As a tourist, use today in search of a new, exciting, and interesting place to go. And, look for deals that may be offered today. Don’t just browse and dream. Book your travel plans today! Quote of the Day: We are all born ignorant, but one must work very hard to remain stupid!! .. Benjamin Franklin