May 25th

May 25, 2015 is Memorial Day
Today is Memorial Day. This holiday commemorates and honors all of the men and women who died while serving our country. Send a free Memorial Day eCard to friends and family to mark the occasion. Memorial Day was originally founded to honor the soldiers who gave their lives in the Civil War, but it has since been expanded to include all wars involving the United States military. It has been recognized as a federal holiday since 1971.
Traditional Memorial Day observances include visiting cemeteries and memorials as well as attending parades and dedications. A National Moment of Remembrance also occurs at 3 p.m. local time across the nation. Check out your local newspaper for events going on in your neighborhood to honor our nation’s fallen soldiers.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer and is often celebrated with picnics, family gatherings, barbeques, weekend getaways, and sporting events. Happy Memorial Day weekend!
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It happened on this day….May 9th

5.9On this day in 1994 – Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa’s first black president.

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It happened on this day…April 19th

On this day in 1993 – The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the cult and U.S. federal agents. 86 people were killed including 17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.

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It happened on this day…April 18th

On this day in 1775 – American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though the towns of Massachusetts giving the warning that “the Regulars are coming out.” Later, the phrase “the British are coming” was attributed to Revere.

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It happened on this day…April 17th

On this day in 1964 – The Ford Motor Company unveiled its new Mustang model.

 

Personal Note: Look at the price in the magazine ad: $2368 f.o.b. Detroit

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It happened on this day…March 21

On this day in 1961 – The Beatles made their debut in an appearance at Liverpool’s The Cavern.

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It happened on this day…March 20

On this day in 1969 – John Lennon married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar.

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