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.
Today is set aside for honoring our fathers. May we all do so with gratitude in our hearts.
Thank your father today for the gift of life.
This weekend, we remember those who gave their last full measure of devotion so that we may remain free and continue to enjoy the blessings of the greatest Republic the world has ever known:
Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.
Today is set aside for honoring our mothers. May we all do so with gratitude in our hearts.
Thank your mother today for the gift of life.
Easter is a day of great joy for Christians around the world:
After Jesus was crucified, Joseph of Arimathea had Christ’s body placed in his own tomb. A large stone covered the entrance and soldiers guarded the sealed tomb. On the third day, a Sunday, several women went to the tomb at dawn to anoint the body of Jesus.
A safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!
Today is Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras:
Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.