Archive for May, 2011

(May 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  International Jazz Day

Saturday, May 28th, 2011


International Jazz Day
Tap your feet and clap your hands during this worldwide celebration of jazz. If your town doesn’t have a local festival, then start your own!

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Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/27)

Friday, May 27th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 27 : 3 days to Memorial Day

Did you know that Memorial Day used to be known as Decoration Day, referring to the adornment of graves of those soldiers killed in action?

The term Memorial Day did not become the common vernacular until after World War II.

Memorial Day is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/30/11)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(May 27) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Wig Out Day

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Wigging Out:  June 11, 2008 by squirlaraptor
National Wig Out Day
Go blond, sport a mullet, fake a Mohawk. You can be anyone you want to day if you just “wig” out.

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/26)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 26 : 4 days to Memorial Day

Did you know that Memorial Day is observed in the United States on the last Monday in May?

The holiday is intended as a national memorial for those who have died serving their country, along with their bereaved families. Since 1971, when Congress enacted the Uniform Holidays Bill, Memorial Day — together with Presidents’ Day and Labor Day — have been celebrated on Mondays following a three-day weekend.

Memorial Day is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/30/11)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(May 26) This week we’re celebrating . . .  Fleet Week New York

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Sailors and Marines man the rails of the multi purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) as it transits past the Statue of Liberty, making its way up the Hudson for Fleet Week New York. by FWNYPAO
Fleet Week New York

Fleet Week is a United States Navy, United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard tradition in which active military ships recently deployed in overseas operations dock in a variety of major cities for one week. Once the ships dock, the crews can enter the city and visit its tourist attractions. At certain hours, the public can take a guided tour of the ships. Often, Fleet Week is accompanied by military demonstrations and air shows such as provided by the Blue Angels.

source: wikipedia – Fleet Week New York

(May 25) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

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National Senior Health and Fitness Day
As Older Americans Month winds down, seniors take part in activities helping to promote the idea that fitness and exercise are an important part of their health regiment.

(May 24) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Brother’s Day

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Brother’s Day
Celebrating the brotherhood of men! For whether their bonds are biological or via fraternity, military, union, or friendship – a brother is a brother is a brother.

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