Breaking news! We interrupt your day to bring you this important update! Today, a young man of the age of 13 was struck by a speeding vehicle in the Longhills Village neighborhood. Although it has been stated and requested on many occasions for the residents to slow down, abide by the legal speed limit and drive with caution, there are still those who treat the streets of Longhills as a racetrack. The young man is in critical condition and the doctors give little hope in him ever walking again. The sad part about this story is that the person driving the vehicle gives little or no remorse for his/her actions. The parents are beyond consolation. Now...this story has been fabricated. But what if it were true and the child was your child? With children out of school and playing outside, let's hope and pray that this does not become a true story. Please slow down while driving inside the Longhills Village. If we are going to make news, let's make positive news and not tragic news! Enjoy the warm weather and remember...if we all work together, we will all be better off from it!
National Doughnut Day is a day of appreciation of Salvation Army volunteers who distributed doughnuts to servicemen during World War I. Doughnuts are fried circular pieces of dough that are usually topped with sugar syrups, chocolate, nuts and other flavorings.
National Doughnut Day began in 1938 as a fundraiser for Chicago's Salvation Army. The fundraiser aimed to support the needy and honor the Salvation Army volunteers who donated their time during World War I to hand out doughnuts to the soldiers. When the US entered the war in 1917, Salvation Army huts were formed where many female volunteers were deployed to mother the soldiers. During this time, women began to make doughnuts for the servicemen who began to refer to the women as, Doughnut Dollies. This national holiday is celebrated each year on the first Friday in June.
National Best Friend Day seeks to celebrate best friends and the contribution that best friends make in our daily lives. A best friend is a friend that you consider closest to you. It is a person that you can always rely on, someone genuine, trustworthy and who accepts you for who you are.
National Best Friend Day is an unofficial holiday that is celebrated annually on the 8th of June.
National Flag Day is when Americans celebrate the meaning of their nation's flag, honor the traditions associated with its care, and educate those around them to its significance. The Flag of the United States is to be honored and carries with it both history and tradition. On June 14, 1777 the Flag Resolution was signed, making the current stars and stripes the National Flag of the United States of America. On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson called for the nation-wide observance of Flag Day. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman signed congress' decree, making June 14th of each year National Flag Day.
International Picnic Day celebrates the gathering together outdoors to eat and enjoy one another's company - The Picnic. The true origin of International Picnic Day is unknown, but can be traced back to the end of the French Revolution and the Victorian Era. Picnics were ways for people to escape the restrictions of etiquette and formality. As an informal food holiday, there are few rules and lots of options. International Picnic Day is observed on June 18th each year.
Father's Day is the day to recognize, honor and celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishments of fathers. In 1910, the Washington State Governor declared Father's Day on the 19th of July. It then became a permanent federal holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon proclaimed that the third Sunday in June would be further known as Father's Day. On this day, children celebrate their fathers and father figures to show their love and appreciation. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day and is celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
This one fits right along with the Spring and Summer months of baseball! Enjoy, Longhills Village!