Monday, May 25, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not May 25 History Memorial Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—May 25, 2015 Trust your Memorial Day is proving to be a great one with some time after the barbecues and beach or parks to reflect on and appreciate the great sacrifices the millions of men and women have made in service to this nation. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video by T-Pain  and a relevant quote from Mark Twain, looking forward to sipping a glass of Merlot to go with your barbecue, blessed  with a positive attitude even though you know you may have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like Fathers’ Day, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
       1. Memorial Daycommemorating and honoring since 1868, the thousands of men and women who have served this country and made the ultimate sacrifice that transcends the beginning of summer barbecues and parties.
       2. National Missing Children’s Day—observed since proclaimed since 1983 by President Reagan to create awareness over the problems of abducted children—a parent’s worst nightmare.
        3. 2007 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2007 on a brief one week run Buy U a Drank by T-Pain featuring Yung Joc, an American rapper  who started performing in 2004 and still is creating rap today. Here is a link of of T-Pain and Yung Joc performing Buy U a Drank  
       4. National Wine Day—a great way to upscale the barbecue with friends and family as opposed to beer and burgers.                                                           
       5. TM Calms the Soul Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1803 of Ralph Waldo Emerson, noted 19th Century American philosopher and founder of transcendental meditation.
2.           6.  Nerd/Geek Pride Day—celebrating the accomplishments of all those nerds and geeks we used ridicule in high school but who are now indispensable individuals in our highly complex computer age.
3.   On this day in:                                                            
        a. 1925 John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in a Tennessee classroom.
        b. 1953 the U.S. Army in Nevada conducted its firat and only test of a nuclear artillery round.
        c. 1953 the nation’s first public television KUHT began broadcasting from the University of Houston campus.
        d. 1961 President Kennedy announced before a joint session of Congress his goal of putting a man on the moon and bringing him back before the end of the decade.                        
e.  1977 the movie Star Wars was released in theaters inspiring Geek Pride Day..
Reflections on Memorial Day: “Patriotism is supporting your nation all the time and your government when it deserves it.” Mark Twain Sadly on a scale of one to ten our government does not rate high on the deserve support scale.
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