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June Calendar

June  5 - World Environment Day

June 11 - King Kamehameha I Day (Hawaii)

June 12 - New Moon

June 14 - Flag Day

June 17 - Bunker Hill Day (Suffolk Co., Mass.)

June 19 - Emancipation Day (Tex.)

June 20 - Father's Day

June 20 - West Virginia Day

June 21 - National Aboriginal Day (Canada)

June 21 - Summer Solstice

June 24 - Discovery Day (N.L., Can.)

June 24 - Fete Nationale (Que., Can.)

June 26 - Full Strawberry Moon

 

 

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June 5 - World Environment Day

World Environment Day
ABOUT WED

World Environment Day (WED) was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

Commemorated yearly on 5 June, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The day's agenda is to:

 

  1. Give a human face to environmental issues;
  2. Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development;
  3. Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues;
  4. Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
 
 
 

Pittsburgh — A United Nations World Environment Day Host City

 

Pittsburgh has been selected as the North American host city by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to join World Environment Day 2010. Pittsburgh-area government officials, business indexes, organizations and individuals will schedule a series of World Environment Day events, as well as events taking place during the six weeks that “bridge the gap” between Earth Day on April 22 and World Environment Day on June 5. The events will highlight the theme for celebrations in Pittsburgh, “Biodiversity — Ecosystems Management and the Green Economy.”

Join in the celebrations by checking our calendar of events

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June 4 - National Doughnut Day

Tomorrow, June 4 (Friday), is National Doughnut Day! 

 

National Doughnut Day is not a creation of the snack-food industry but actually started in 1938 as a fund-raiser for the Salvation Army. Women of that organization started America's complicated love affair with the doughnut during World War I. As part of their effort to bring a little bit of home to U.S. troops in France, the Salvation Army served coffee and doughnuts. We couldn't confirm that the doughnuts were actually fried in metal helmets, but it makes a nice story.

 

Some doughnut shops, including Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts, will be giving away free doughnuts (no purchase necessary at Krispy Kreme, with beverage purchase Dunkin's).  See linked article for details, as well as more about the history of this yummy treat!

 

Honor history and eat a (free) doughnut

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Re: June 4 - National Doughnut Day

Yummmm!  Sounds good, to me!  Thanks for this allert!  :smileyhappy:

 

 
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Re: June 4 - National Doughnut Day

Ok heard about the "Luther"? Named after it's creator Luther Vandross.

 

A glazed krispy kream doughnut spilt, toasted and inside a bacon cheese burger.

 

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Re: June 4 - National Doughnut Day

TiggerBear wrote:

Ok heard about the "Luther"? Named after it's creator Luther Vandross.

 

A glazed krispy kream doughnut spilt, toasted and inside a bacon cheese burger.

 

 

Yuck!  I'm not into mixing......I like my meals segregated! Ha!

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June - 14th is Flag Day...a few pictures

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Flag Day

Poster commemorating the 140th Flag Day on 14 June 1917

 

Stony Hill School, in Waubeka, Wisconsin, the site of the first formal observance of Flag Day

 

Click here for all U.S. Flags in history.

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June - 14th is Flag Day - History

Flag Day (United States)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777

 

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

 

Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first (and only) U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110 is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the President's discretion to proclaim officially the observance.

 

One of the longest-running Flag Day parades is held annually in Quincy, Massachusetts, which began in 1952, celebrating its 57th year in 2009. The 59th Annual Appleton Wisconsin 2009 Flag Day Parade will feature the U.S. Navy. City of Appleton Wisconsin. The largest Flag Day parade is held annually in Troy, New York, which bases its parade on the Quincy parade and typically draws 50,000 spectators.

 

Perhaps the oldest continuing Flag Day parade is at Fairfield WA (scroll down to list at #4). Beginning in 1909 or 1910, Fairfield has held a parade every year since, with the possible exception of 1918, and will celebrate the "Centennial" parade in 2010, along with some other commemorative events.

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