Category Archives: Holidays

A New Year, A New Hope: 2022

And so this weekend we say goodbye and good riddance to 2021, with hope for better times in 2022.

Make no mistake: We’re still in for a long hard ride, but we must and will cling to hope that things will be looking up, especially come November, 2022.
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Blessed Christmas 2021

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Luke 2:8-14

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
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Blessed Thanksgiving 2021

Wishing all a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

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Veterans Day 2021

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Today, we honor and salute all of our veterans who serve or who have served in defense of our nation, throughout its history.

Thank you all most sincerely from the citizens of a grateful nation.

May God bless and keep you always.

And may God continue to bless the United States of America.

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Happy Halloween Weekend

You know what? I don’t give a bat’s nether regions whether or not Halloween “marginalizes” anyone. It’s fun. It’s nostalgic. It’s at least a quasi-religious holiday that has special meaning to many. As such, it deserves respect. Halloween also has cultural connotations for certain ethnic groups and cultures. As such, it deserves respect–as much as Juneteenth, Ramadan, MLK Day, Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year, Diwali, and many other holidays, memorials, or celebrations. This, after all, is America, the melting pot of the world.

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Columbus Day 2021

Today the United States (still) celebrates Columbus Day as a national holiday. On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in the New World.

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Labor Day Weekend 2021

Happy Labor Day!!

Summer’s last hurrah. Almost time to retire the BBQ pit and drain the pool. Take care while traveling, if you’re traveling.

There’s an interesting story of the first Labor Day parade at this link.

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Independence Day Weekend 2021

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John Adams to Abigail Adams, 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. Continue reading

Father’s Day Weekend 2021

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This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day, a day set aside for us to pamper our dads or remember them, if they’re no longer with us. Too many children grow up without fathers in the home. How blessed many of us were to have a father in our lives!

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Memorial Day Weekend 2021

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This weekend, we remember those who gave their last full measure of devotion so that we might 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. Continue reading