Archive for May, 2011

I never met my uncle Bill. He died long before I was born. I’ve only heard bits and pieces of his story, but here’s what I know. My uncle was a helicopter pilot. His chopper was shot down. He died in an unfamiliar land. He died defending the country he loved. He died so that people like me, one of many nephews he never met, could enjoy their freedoms.

The last Monday in May is recognized as Memorial Day. It’ a time to remember all the brave men and women who died while defending their country. Our country.

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National Missing Children’s Day

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day. This day serves as a reminder about the importance of protecting young kids, and doing whatever it takes to find missing children.

The date was chosen in commemoration of a 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz. Etan disappeared while walking to school in New York City. To this day, no one knows for certain what happened to him.

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Armed Forces Day

Friday, May 20th, 2011

May 21 is Armed Forces Day. The theme this year is: “United in Strength.”

It’s a day for parades, picnics and celebrations. Mostly, however, it is a day to honor all the brave men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

History of Armed Forces Day

The American military has always been an organization worth celebrating. For many years, the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard had separate days set aside to honor each branch. In 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson officially announced the creation of one day to recognize all 5 branches of service: Armed Forces Day.

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It’s not unusual for a parent to visit their child at school. When 32-year-old Jeffrey D. Smith entered Canandaigua Primary School, he followed the proper procedures. He signed in at the front desk and asked to see his 9-year-old daughter.

But something was wrong. This man was not the young girl’s father. The name he signed did not belong to him.

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Happy Limerick Day From PeopleFinders

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Thursday May 12 National Limerick Day! Everyone is encouraged to create some short, silly poems and share them with family and friends.

To get in the spirit, PeopleFinders put together a few limericks of our own. We thought we’d share some here, and you can find a few more on our Facebook page.  We’ll get started with a few:

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How long has it been since you’ve seen your old friends? Have you kept in touch with visits, calls, email or through social networks? Or have your cherished friendships slowly faded away?

What about your new friends? Do you spend time together? Or are you new friendships in danger of becoming nothing more than a memory?

May 15 – 20 is Old Friends, New Friends Week. It’s a time to rebuild relationships, strengthen friendships and make sure you’re not neglecting the important people in your life.

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In Reverence Of Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Now and then, mothers can drive us a little crazy. They remind us that we need to do the right thing. They launch into long stories just as we’re about to walk out the door. They encourage us to work harder, eat better and call more often.

But even if these things do sometimes drive us a bit crazy, we don’t really mind. We know they are done out of love.

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