“NATIONAL EARTH DAY”

NATIONAL EARTH DAY – April 22

Each year on April 22nd, National Earth Day campaigns around the globe promote ways to save the Earth. 

Since its inception, the organizers promote events educating the public about a variety of subjects including:

  • climate change
  • air pollution
  • water pollution
  • erosion
  • recycling
  • composting
  • renewable fuels and power
  • carbon footprints
  • efficient cars
  • rain forests
  • ecosystems

As citizens of the world, we can take actions protecting the Earth, its creatures and their habitats. Greener living can include more fuel-efficient vehicles or windows. It can also include landscaping for your climate reducing the amount of water required. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalEarthDay

Celebrate by engaging in Earth Day activities in your area. Ways to participate include:

  • Support and use recycling programs in your community. 
  • Volunteer to clean up local parks and streets on clean up days. 
  • Support and frequent green businesses.
  • Use re-usable products versus disposable.
  • Repurpose items that have outworn their use.
  • Shop secondhand and thrift stores for gently used items.
  • Use energy-efficient appliances or line dry your clothes. 
  • Walk or ride your bike to work if possible.
  • Carpool or make one trip instead of multiple trips for shopping.
  • Encourage your favorite products to reduce packaging.

The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something
today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. ~ Gaylord Nelson – Founder of Earth Day

Numerous green campaigns launch events around the globe each year. Join one near you or organize one that fits your community needs. Be sure to register the event, too!  For example, check out One Square Inch of Silence. Founded on Earth Day in 2005, it encourages you to participate in expanding naturally silent spaces around the globe.

Share your Earth Day experiences and join the conversation using #EarthDay on Social Media.

NATIONAL EARTH DAY HISTORY

In 1969, the concept of Earth Day was established at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco. On March 21, 1970, a sanctioned Proclamation was signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later, on April 22, 1970, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. While National Earth Day is not considered a national holiday we encourage you to learn more.

Environmentalists held rallies in large cities around the country. The observance became a global event in 1990 and hasn’t stopped since.


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“BISHOP SHEEN PROPHECY 50 YEARS AGO”

 

BISHOP SHEEN PROPHECY 50 YEARS AGO

“Bishop Fulton Sheen Prophecy 50 Years Ago” is a Catholic video about the Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s words about the prophecy that would happen in the Catholic Church.

It is a Catholic prophecy describing the signs that will make you know about the signs when an Antichrist comes.

The crisis in the Church will make you think… if the Anti-christ is already there.

WATCH THIS NEXT!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InOxX…

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ARCHBISHOP FULTON SHEEN ON THE ANTI-CHRIST AND CRISIS IN THE CHURCH – CATHOLIC PROPHECY “Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Anti-christ and Crisis in the Church” is a Catholic video about the Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s words about the Anti-christ.

It is a Catholic prophecy describing the signs that will make you know about the signs when the Antichrist comes. The crisis in the Church will make you think if the Anti-christ is already there.

 

WATCH THIS NEXT!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBnuN…

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“NATIONAL KINDERGARTEN DAY”

NATIONAL KINDERGARTEN DAY – April 21

Each year on April 21st, National Kindergarten Day honors the birthday of the man who started the first Kindergarten. Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (April 21, 1782  – June 21, 1852) is credited with starting the very first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837. Frobel was a German teacher and a student of Johann Pestalozzi. Frobel laid a foundation for modern education, recognizing that children learn through play and experience.

The first kindergarten (which means garden for the children) was developed in Blankenburg, Germany, in 1837. The kindergarten fostered Frobel’s social experience for children. It allowed them to smoothly transition from home to school.

Eventually, the Prussian government banned Frobel’s unorthodox methods. However, the rest of the world was eager to accept Frobel’s idea of kindergarten, including the United States.

In 1856, Watertown, Wisconsin, opened the first kindergarten in the United States. Founded by Margarethe Schurz, this kindergarten was a German-language class, as were many in this region. Kindergarten found its way into private English-speaking institutions across the country. However, it wasn’t until 1873 that it became part of any public school system.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalKindergartenDay

National Kindergarten Day offers an opportunity to thank a kindergarten teacher you know. There are several ways to celebrate the day, too!

  • Recognize an outstanding kindergarten teacher.  
  • Explore a career in elementary education, specifically as a kindergarten teacher.
  • Learn more about elementary education.
  • Donate to a teacher’s supply fund.
  • Share your experiences as a kindergarten teacher.
  • Invite families to see how today’s students learn.
  • Spend a day in a classroom.

You can also visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for projects and ideas to help you Celebrate Every Day. 

Share your kindergarten memories using #NationalKindergartenDay on Social Media.

NATIONAL KINDERGARTEN DAY HISTORY

National Kindergarten Day honors the day Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel was born on April 21, 1782. However, we were unable to identify the founder of National Kindergarten Day.

Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel – 1782

The German student of Johann Pestalozzi is credited with laying the foundation for the modern kindergarten in Blankenburg, Germany.

 

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“Share Your LOVE with a Fine Meal”

Sometime ago, seems now to me, to be a good many years ago… that I heard… that there is one time a day that we should share our LOVE with our Family… and that “time” is, when we are sharing our meals together!

 

So… always liking to cook good foods that I like and know that others will enjoy, too… figured out,  that foods that are made from scratch take time and will taste better  being enjoyed by all of those that are invited to share in this gathering… if and when you , the preparer is enjoying this preparation time and enjoying using only the best of ingredients.

When the Grandchildren were much younger… and staying  with me, overnight up at the Airport… I was up very early and  started something different… the  making of pancakes which will serve many  and  will have some extra for guests coming in later… and this recipe  I was using … I did need to increase and added some extras… as I will do with some recipes… extra time was also needed… when making  from scratch.

This recipe that I follow is one that I still use with all of  my corrections in  new amounts, as I change amounts from time to time and adding something new sometimes… makes all the difference in the world, when your guests are enjoying that which you prepared… just for them!

The Grandchildren  just enjoyed and LOVED their breakfast …they just  sang out how  absolutely terrific this was  and were asking about my secret ingredient… and so you will find out , too!

Love   XOXOXOXOXO……

When the grandchildren came to stay overnight with me, I would always have their favorite  foods…  for all their meals.

On this particular  morning, bright and early, I was making a bigger batch of pancakes.

The kitchen was like a restaurant with delicious smells inviting everyone to come in and enjoy. The pancakes made a real hit with the grandkids, asking what made them so good?

My reply was ,  “I have a secret ingredient,  like all good cooks!”

One started looking in the spice rack, and another in the pantry, and the searching begam to be a very serious search for the item, that makes pancakes taste so good.

When children are young and looking for something so special, an intangible item a substance to see AND or feel,  you know THAT   they are looking for the truth.

So, I took them to the kitchen, for an inspection of the evidence, finding nothing visible, had to leave…  the cat out of the bag.

“Everything I do for You, I add Love.”

That made their day.

Now  some twenty plus years later, I  will still hear, “Grandma put Love in this for us!”


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“NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY”

NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY – April 19

Each year on April 19th, Project Laundry List works with hundreds of other organizations to sponsor National Hanging Out Day. This day encourages communities to learn about the benefits, both financially and environmentally, of using a clothesline for drying laundry. According to Project Laundry Lists’ website, clothes dryers account for an astonishing six to ten percent of residential energy consumption. Hanging your clothes out to dry also includes all these other benefits:

  • You will reduce your carbon footprint. 
  • You will save money. 
  • The fresh air and sunshine recharge our bodies in therapeutic ways.
  • Clothes dried on a clothesline have a natural freshness.
  • It encourages us to slow down. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHangingOutDay

Have you ever hang your clothes out to dry? Some people even consider sleeping in sun-dried sheets a luxury. Reap the benefits of hanging out. Spend the day hanging a new clothesline and conserving energy. Then, celebrate the day by hanging out your clothes to dry and sharing your pictures on social media using #NationalHangingOutDay.

While you’re waiting for the clothes to dry, download and print the Hanging Out Day color page.

NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY HISTORY

Since 1995, Project Laundry List and several other organizations have sponsored National Hanging Out Day. Project Laundry List is a New Hampshire-based group encouraging outdoor drying of clothes, “making air-drying laundry and cold-water washing acceptable and desirable as simple and effective ways to save energy,” as quoted from their mission statement.

“Copy and color”

 


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“NATIONAL OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING COMMEMORATION DAY “

NATIONAL OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING COMMEMORATION DAY – April 19

Each year, National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day on April 19th honors the memory of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. It remained the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001, attacks. The blast in Oklahoma City claimed the lives of 168 people, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people. (http://www.history.com/topics/oklahoma-city-bombing)

The day serves as a day of remembrance for those who perished and for those who were injured. If you would like to learn more about this awful day in Oklahoma, you can visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum website.

The day also honors all those who served and volunteered as part of the emergency response. Throughout the devastating event, emergency response and humanitarian aid flooded in from around the country. Donations of medical supplies, gear, food, water, and equipment supported the rescue and recovery efforts. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #OklahomaCityBombingCommemorationDay

Each year, join the nation in 168 seconds of silence for the 168 people killed in the bombings. Show support for EMS and humanitarian volunteers. Learn more about the bombing, the memorial and how Oklahoma City recovered in the aftermath.

Use #OklahomaCityBombingCommemorationDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING COMMEMORATION DAY HISTORY

While the day serves as a reminder of the horrible events on April 19, 1995, and of a Nation coming together, National Day Calendar has not identified the creator of this commemorative event.


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