Red Rose Day

June 12 is Red Rose Day. I got to wondering why red roses are considered to be the classic, the ultimate symbol of love, and how such a connotation came to exist. The red rose is the one instantly associated with one common meaning, more so than any other flower. Red...

Flag Day

June 14 is Flag Day in the United States, where we commemorate the adoption of the United States flag, which happened on this day in 1777. Coincidentally, the same resolution of the Second Continental Congress also created the “American Continental Army,”...

Memorial Day

Memorial Day this year falls on Monday May 27.  We honor those who have died while serving our country now and in years gone by. We visit gravestones, hold vigils, and eagerly await the homecoming of our friends and family members still overseas. We also celebrate and...

May Birth Flower

For those of you lucky enough to be born in May, your birth month flower is the lily of the valley. Did you know that lilies of the valley are highly poisonous? Until just now, I didn’t, and I talk about flowers all day every day here! It’s true what they...
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