Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Independence Day 2017 — Weekend Open Thread

On Tuesday we celebrate the founding of our nation. The Fourth of July commemorates

the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.

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Flag Day 2017

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Memorial Day Weekend 2017

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 this 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. Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, godmothers, foster mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers-in-law, and honorary mothers in our reading audience. That includes greats, great-grands, and greats of any other degree!

God bless you, every one.

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National Truffle Day

It’s National Truffle Day. No, not that kind of truffle. Not the kind you hunt with pigs or dogs, such as these:

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Happy Easter and Blessed Passover

Happy Easter

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President George Washington’s Birthday 2017

Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware_by_Emanuel_Leutze,_MMA-NYC,_1851 - CopyToday is the anniversary of the birth of George Washington, our first president.

Supposedly.

Did you know that Washington was actually, technically, born on February 11, 1731, not February 22, 1732? How could it be that he has two dates of birth? (Something he has in common with a former president we know only too well.)

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