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Today is April 9th

 

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed April 9th to be National Prisoner of War Recognition Day. 

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NATIONAL FORMER PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY – April 9

NATIONAL FORMER PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY – April 9NATIONAL FORMER PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY

National Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day on April 9 honors the courageous men and women who have endured brutal treatment at the hands of their captors, separation from family and displayed incredible endurance and faith during their captivity.

On this day in 1942, the largest number of U.S. Forces were captured by Japanese troops in the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. After battling through extreme conditions and prolonged battles, the captured troops were forced to march 65 miles to the prison camp. Without medical attention, food or water thousands died. The mistreatment continued for those who survived the brutal journey. In the compounds, deep in the unfamiliar jungle, the hardships, brutality, and suffering lasted more than two years for those who could survive.

Many POWs endure conditions much like this. These heroes deserve a day of recognition. An annual presidential proclamation is signed for National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day and government officials, veterans, civic and private organizations observe the day with ceremonies and events. Some states require the POW/MIA flag to be flown in this day.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Honor former POWs by helping to organize events.  Ensure your organization flies the POW/MIA flag.  Use #FormerPOWRecognitionDay to share on social media.

 

 

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The Madison Zoological and Aquarium Society was organized in 1914, shortly after the zoo was founded. In 1926, the Society was reorganized as the Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society, which continues today. In 1964, the society was incorporated as a non-profit corporation. The society's purpose is to build community support and provide funding for zoo improvements. This includes the acquisition, conservation, and replacement of animals; refurbishing and creating new exhibits; supporting educational programs; and improving the overall educational and recreational value of the zoo. The Zoological Society contributes generously to the Zoo's operating budget. The society has been instrumental in providing funding for many zoo improvements, generally in partnership with the County and City. Though the volunteer program at the Henry Vilas Zoological Society, volunteers: Make visitors feel welcomed and accepted. Provide direct assistance and accurate information to Zoo visitors. Increase community awareness of the Henry Vilas Zoo and its educational opportunities and fund-raising activities through participation in programs such as fund-raising programs for special events. 

The Henry Vilas Zoo is home to over 650 animals from all over the world and features over 115 species, 20 of which are considered endangered and vulnerable. Explore some of the animals below. 

 

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History
As a rule, discovering the next holiday (the today’s matter concerns the direction what day World Zoo Lovers Day in 2019 is) we have to tell our readers something really special about the historical background of the event. However, unfortunately, we haven’t managed to find our any information available about the holiday establishers. And at the same time we know nothing about the reasons to celebrate the event on April 8th annually.
The first institutions of this kind were opened outside the cities, when the owners of the farms organized separate aviaries for pets and birds and conducted excursions for local kids.
Zoos of the new format began to enjoy great popularity among visitors. A few years later, innovation reached the towns and the cities and has turned from the possibility of additional earnings for farmers in the main and profitable business of private entrepreneurs.

 

 

Meaning
What does National Zoo Lovers Day mean? All in all it is only up to you to decide what special occasions to hold and which ones can be quite forgotten.
However, we can’t but mention that among the contemporary children and their parents, so-called mini-zoos are becoming more and more popular all around the planet. They are also called rural or contact ones.
The main difference between the rural zoo and the usual one is that all birds and animals represented there are allowed to touch and to feed. However, the number of them, as a rule, is small. Basically, these are rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, sheep, goats, pigeons, turkeys and pigs.

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What is special about today?

 

APRIL 7th is...

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What is World Health Day About?

April 7 of each year marks the celebration of World Health Day. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization.

 

Over the past 50 years this has brought to light important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. The celebration is marked by activities which extend beyond the day itself and serves as an opportunity to focus worldwide attention on these important aspects of global health.
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The Focus of World Health Day 2019

Universal health coverage (UHC) is about ensuring all people and communities have access to quality health services where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of services needed throughout life—from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care—and is best based on a strong primary health care system.

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Today is.....

GOLD STAR SPOUSES DAY – April 5

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GOLD STAR SPOUSES DAY
Gold Star Spouses Day on April 5 honors the surviving loved ones of military service members killed in the line of duty.
The day is a time of remembrance for the spouses and their families and a time of recognition of their sacrifices. Many communities and organizations hold events showing support for Gold Star families on this day. Through ceremonies, teas, memorial races, and luncheons, fallen warriors are honored and remembered.
The loss of our service members extends beyond the battlefield. They leave behind grieving wives and husbands who become members of an exclusive community no one asks to join. As a nation, our support, understanding, and respect are the least we can provide in return.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Attend a local event or volunteer with a veterans group. If you know a Gold Star family, stay connected. Find out more about Gold Star spouses by visiting goldstarwives.org. Use #GoldStarSpousesDay to share on social media.
HISTORY
World War I and Army Captian Robert L. Queissner paved the way for Gold Star families. National Gold Star Mother’s Day was designated on June 23, 1936, by a joint congressional resolution to occur on the Last Sunday in September. In 2011, President Barack Obama amended the day to “Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.”
In 2010, the first Gold Star Wives Day was observed in December. In 2012, the U.S. Senate designated Gold Star Wives Day to be recognized each year on April 5th. The language was later changed to be more inclusive of all spouses, and the name of the day is often used interchangeably.
The nonprofit organization Gold Star Wives, Inc. welcomes all spouses.

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Today is APRIL 4th.....

 

NATIONAL VITAMIN C DAY!

National Vitamin C Day - April 4NATIONAL VITAMIN C DAY

Feel beautiful and vibrant when you recognize National Vitamin C Day on April 4th!

While Vitamin C is widely recognized for warding off colds, the vitamin is also clinically proven to be a powerhouse in other areas of health, too. For example, Vitamin C may reduce blood pressure and potentially lower risk of heart disease. Those at risk of gout can lower that risk by increasing their intake of Vitamin C.

Topically, Vitamin C keeps skin healthy by protecting it from oxidative damage caused by daily exposure to light, heat, and pollution. The popularity of topical vitamin C products has risen dramatically.

 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Learn more about why vitamin C is essential for skin health – find the right vitamin C serum for you.
Discover more with #vitaminCday on social media.

HISTORY

SkinCeuticals founded National Vitamin C Day in 2019 to celebrate this research and the proven benefits of vitamin C.

The research of Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, founding scientist of SkinCeuticals, established the parameters for effective vitamin C antioxidant delivery to the skin, allowing SkinCeuticals to pioneer the emergence of cosmeceuticals.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Vitamin C Day to be observed on April 4th annually. 

 

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Thanks Dave for filling in on the 2nd.  I've been having mucho problems with my computer.

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World Autism Awareness Day History

World Autism Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness of the autism spectrum disorders and improve the lives of those currently living with autism. Autism refers to a lifelong brain development disorder that affects social interactions, learning, routines and communication. It is estimated that approximately 1% of the global population is autistic. 

World Autism Awareness Day was designated by the United Nations in 2007 in an effort to end stigmatization and discrimination against those with autism. World Autism Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd and fits in with the UN's Agenda for Sustainable Development, which promises to leave no one behind.

 

Date Facts:

 

  • April 2, 2019 was a Tuesday
  • Zodiac Sign for this date is: Aries
  • This date was 0 days ago
  • April 2nd 2020 is on a Thursday
  • Someone born on this date is 0 years old

 

If you were born on this date:

 

  • You've slept for 0 days or 0 years!
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Hey, Everybody!

 

Today is April 1st.  And I'm sure y'all know mischievous gremlins will be out and about.  So watch out and don't be fooled!

 

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Also, thank God we lived to be able to kick March to the proverbial curb. It was a rough month and will NOT be missed.  Even on the last day of the month, we had to endure one last dusting of snow.  Winter.  Icky Poo!  Yes, there's no love lost as March passes.  So to it I say, "Bye Felicia!"

 

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