June 14 ARMY BIRTHDAY

Every year on June 14, the United States Army celebrates its creation in 1775. Formed from amateur troops of volunteer soldiers defending colonies against British tyranny, the oldest military force in the United States began before the U.S. formally existed. Their forces consisted of mostly inexperienced militiamen commanded by independent colonial armies. According to battlefields.org, there …
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NATIONAL SUPREME SACRIFICE DAY – March 18

On March 18th, National Supreme Sacrifice Day honors those who have made tremendous sacrifices for the sake and the good of others as well as those who sacrifice their lives every day for us. We may most readily call to mind the men and women in uniform who have laid down their lives protecting their …
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National Women’s History Month – March

National Women’s History Month in March annually encourages us to honor the women who came before us and fought for equality among all races and genders. “Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; …
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NATIONAL GRATITUDE MONTH

National Gratitude Month in November encourages us to embrace the power of gratitude. Gratitude is more than simply saying “thank you.” Gratitude’s amazing powers have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives. Practicing daily gratitude gives us a deeper connection to ourselves, the world …
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NATIONAL RASPBERRY BOMBE DAY – August 11

National Raspberry Bombe Day on August 11th recognizes this tantalizing frozen dessert. A raspberry bombe creates a beautiful finale to any summer meal, and it’s delicious, too! Throughout August, raspberries are ripening. That’s why this is the third raspberry holiday in the month. Who doesn’t love the sweet, juicy berry? And they’re even better frozen …
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PURPLE HEART DAY

Purple Heart Day, on August 7th, commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit. The Purple Heart honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers. General George Washington created the …
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NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY

On August 1st, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day takes advantage of the ripe berries available this time of year. If you’re fortunate enough to enjoy some fresh-baked raspberry cream pie, it’s a day to celebrate!   Raspberries are the edible fruit of the raspberry plant. Not only do they grow on woody stemmed perennials, but they’re …
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NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB WINE DAY – Third Saturday in July

National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day on the third Saturday in July celebrates the strawberry sweetness of summer with a relaxing sip of wine. The day offers an excellent opportunity for a wine tasting featuring a strawberry rhubarb wine, too.  In July of 2010, Maple River Winery in historic downtown Casselton, North Dakota, proudly accepted the Double Gold …
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Happy Anniversary

Today, my husband and I celebrate another year of marriage. Through the ups and downs of life and relationships we’re still facing the world as a team. Years ago when we started our relationship we agreed that communication and trust as well as mutual respect was something we were going to always strive for together. …
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