Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day, Pause for the Pledge Day, Family History Day, Pig Callers Day, more

June 14th, 2011 is  Flag Day, National Pause for the Pledge Day, Family History Day, Pig Callers Day, Pop Goes the Weasel Day, World Blood Donor Day, Blood Type Awareness Day, and National Strawberry Shortcake Day.

Flag Day is always celebrated on June 14th, in honor of the date in 1777 when Congress adopted the original  Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States.

Flag map. Image: digitalart; FreeDigitalPhotos.net

At 7:00 p.m. EDT today, Americans are asked to pause and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. On Flag Day 2011, please honor National Pause for the Pledge Day.

On Family History Day, take time to write down what you know about your family tree and contact relatives to help fill in the gaps. Ask older family members to record stories of family lore for future generations to enjoy.

Celebrate Pig Callers Day to the fullest, if you so desire. Maybe I'll have a bacon sandwich.

Pop Goes the Weasel Day is here!. Sing the song or find an old-school jack-in-the box. Do kids even know about such toys these days?

The theme for World Blood Donor Day 2011 is: "More blood. More life." The WHO (World Health Organization) encourages communities to "paint the world red" by covering, painting, or lighting monuments, or by staging other red-themed events.

Dovetailing nicely with World Blood Donor Day, Blood Type Awareness Day is celebrated on June 14th. Will you celebrate universally or will you B negative?

National Strawberry Shortcake Day honors an all-American dessert that features a sweet, crumbly cake topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Even yummier if you have home-grown berries!

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