Archive for June, 2010

(June 28) Today we're celebrating . . . Please Take My Children to Work Day

Monday, June 28th, 2010


Please Take My Children to Work Day
Sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet as you send the little ones out the door today. All day!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/27)

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 27 : 07 days to July 4th

Did you know that the first American flag was sewn by seamstress Betsy Ross in May 1777, at the behest of the Continental Congress?

The original version of the flag had thirteen stripes and thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen colonies that signed the Declaration of Independence.

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(June 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Decide to Be Married Day

Sunday, June 27th, 2010


Decide to Be Married Day

“It’s in the deciding to be united in love, to express your joyful onesness to every person you meet, and in every action you take and together a perfect marriage you’ll make*”

Inspired by the poem Decided to Be Married, a day for celebrating those brave souls who’ve decided its time to get married.

Oh. And by the way – its also National HIV Testing Day!

*Decided to Be Married; poem
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Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/26)

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 26 : 08 days to July 4th

Did you know that on the first Independence Day, commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the US had consisted of 13 colonies under the rule of England’s King George III?

At the time, there were approximately 2.5 million people living in those 13 colonies. This 4th of July, there will more than 304 million people in the United States.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(June 26) Today we're celebrating . . .  Strawberry Moon

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Strawberry Moon
This Native American holiday celebrates the full June moon, which is called the Strawberry Moon since this is when strawberries are harvested.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day (06/25)

Friday, June 25th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

June 25 : 09 days to July 4th

Did you know that of the original thirteen colonies that attended the Continental Congress and voted on the Declaration of Independence, only nine voted in favor of it?

Pennsylvania and South Carolina voted against the Declaration, while New York abstained.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(June 25) Today we're celebrating . . .  Take Your Dog to Work Day

Friday, June 25th, 2010


Take Your Dog to Work Day
Celebrate the companionship of man’s best friend and promote adoption of rescue dogs from animal shelters.

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