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Bon Appetit! It’s Julia Child’s Birthday

Bon Appetit! It’s Julia Child’s Birthday

Celebrate this influential chef’s creativity, innovation, beautiful humor, passion, and, of course, her delicious recipes to commemorate her birthday. Julia Carolyn Child (August 15, 1912 – August 12, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality.  She is credited with introducing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of

Honor Our Heroes on Purple Heart Day

Honor Our Heroes on Purple Heart Day

Today, let’s pause and remember the brave men and women who were injured or killed on the battlefield. Purple Heart Day is observed every August 7th, and this day invites us to remember and honor those who were wounded and those who gave their lives in defense of our country.  To commemorate this day, here’s

Celebrating NASA’s 60th Anniversary!

Celebrating NASA’s 60th Anniversary!

On this day in 1958, Congress founded NASA. Today marks the 60th anniversary of NASA.  In 1958, Congress established NASA as a means of keeping up with the technological advances of other countries and to focus on our own  research.  For six decades, NASA has been at the forefront of peaceful space exploration, making countless

Join Us as We Celebrate Jan Berenstain’s Birthday

Join Us as We Celebrate Jan Berenstain’s Birthday

A lovely time to recall this famed children’s author on her birthday. Jan Berenstain (1923-2012) was a famous children’s book author and illustrator best known for her work on the series The Berenstain Bears.  Along with her husband Stan, Jan infused humor and real-life situations into her books, making them instantly relatable to children and

Learn More on National American Eagle Day

Learn More on National American Eagle Day

Today is National American Eagle Day!  Let’s learn more about this interesting holiday. Every June 20th, American Eagle Day is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of selecting the bald eagle as our national symbol.  Additionally, this holiday also celebrates the bald eagle’s physical recovery to the American skies and observes the American values, ideals, and

Let’s Get Patriotic This National Flag Day

Let’s Get Patriotic This National Flag Day

Join us as we learn about these interesting, fun facts this Flag Day. Every year, National Flag Day falls on June 14th to commemorate when the Second Continental Congress adopted the United States flag on June 14, 1777.  Flag Day was officially declared by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and in 1946 it was Established

Stand for Equality This LGBTQQIAAP Pride Month

Stand for Equality This LGBTQQIAAP Pride Month

Let’s celebrate equality this LGBTQQIAAP Pride Month. June is LGBTQQIAAP Month, a month dedicated to educating the public about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, allies, and pansexual communities.  This month-long celebration is held to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan and now encompasses various events such as pride parades, picnics,