Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

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Thursday is Thanksgiving Day  in the United States–a day upon which we collectively give thanks to Our Creator for all of the blessings bestowed upon us today and throughout our lives.

Let us always be thankful for loving family and friends.

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Veterans Day 2015

Veteran's Day 3We remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice:

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914

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Trick Or Treat!! Halloween Weekend, 2015

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This will be an eventful weekend. First of all, today is Halloween!

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National Coffee Day

Today is National Coffee Day. Many of the chains are giving away free coffee and/or other goodies, like mugs and doughnuts. Check them out at this link.

Coffee? Where would we be without it?

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Independence Day, 2015

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Regarding Independence Day, Founding Father John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, on July 4, 1776:

It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of the country to the other, from this time forward forever more.

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Happy Father’s Day 2015

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This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day, which in the United States falls on the third Sunday of June, each year:

Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. …

After the success obtained by Anna Jarvis with the promotion of Mother’s Day in Grafton, West Virginia, the first observance of a “Father’s Day” was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia, in the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church.

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Flag Day 2015: Please Fly Our Flag Tomorrow

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In 1885, Bernard J. Cigrand, a 19-year old Waubeka, Wisconsin teacher, proposed the idea of Flag Day “to inspire not only his students but also all Americans in the real meaning and majesty of our flag.” Cigrand wrote hundreds of articles advocating to celebrate the day on June 14, the day the U.S originally adopted its national flag. Continue reading