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BIRTHDAY FINDER

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THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS
 

TIME CAPSULES

Crypt of Civilization, in Atlanta, Georgia, is to be opened in the year 8113! See the entire inventory of this HUGE time capsule. arrow

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS

arrow May 1914

Mother's Day

In 1872, Julia Ward Howe proposed a day set aside to honor mothers, and in 1905, Miss Anna M. Jarvis of Philadelphia continued to promote the cause. It wasn't until 1914, however, that President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill declaring the second Sunday in May a legal holiday to be celebrated as Mother's Day. This year, the holiday falls on Sunday, May 14.

arrow May 30, 2016

Memorial Day

After World War I, red poppies became a symbol of remembrance for those who died in service to their countries. The idea started after Canadian John McCrae wrote his poem "In Flanders Fields" in 1915. Today, red paper poppies are usually sold on Memorial Day, and when you make a donation to a veterans' group, you receive a poppy. This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 29, in the U.S.

In the past, sheep trimmed the White House lawn!


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