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    Antiques, Astrology, painting, collectibles, music, (most genre'), My two gorgeous Poodles, The Gulf of Mexico, sand and surf, swimming. Dining and dancing, theater. I am Widowed.
    My three grown children. TWO darling grandson's (Sam & Max!)
    Sam was born on New Years Day! He is 13 & Max was born in Feb'09! in Bucks Co PA!
    I have adorable twin granddaughters, born Oct 3rd, 2008, in FL!
    Two darling older granddaughters , 18 & 21, (in FL), (I am a very YOUNG Grandmier, I might add.) A DF member since 2001 and an DF Owner since 2004~
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  1. Lindsay

    July 4TH

    The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. THE BIRTH OF INDEPENDENCE DAY When the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical. By the middle of the following year, however, many more colonists had come to favor independence, thanks to growing hostility against Britain and the spread of revolutionary sentiments such as those expressed in the bestselling pamphlet “Common Sense,” published by Thomas Paine in early 1776. On June 7, when the Continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, the Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies’ independence. Amid heated debate, Congress postponed the vote on Lee’s resolution, but appointed a five-man committee—including Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Robert R. Livingston of New York—to draft a formal statement justifying the break with Great Britain. Did You Know? John Adams believed that July 2nd was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and would reportedly turn down invitations to appear at July 4th events in protest. Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826—the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress voted in favor of Lee’s resolution for independence in a near-unanimous vote (the New York delegation abstained, but later voted affirmatively). On that day, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that July 2 “will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival” and that the celebration should include “Pomp and Parade…Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.” On July 4th, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which had been written largely by Jefferson. Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence. EARLY FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS In the pre-Revolutionary years, colonists had held annual celebrations of the king’s birthday, which traditionally included the ringing of bells, bonfires, processions and speechmaking. By contrast, during the summer of 1776 some colonists celebrated the birth of independence by holding mock funerals for King George III, as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America and the triumph of liberty. Festivities including concerts, bonfires, parades and the firing of cannons and muskets usually accompanied the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, beginning immediately after its adoption. Philadelphia held the first annual commemoration of independence on July 4, 1777, while Congress was still occupied with the ongoing war. George Washington issued double rations of rum to all his soldiers to mark the anniversary of independence in 1778, and in 1781, several months before the key American victory at Yorktown, Massachusetts became the first state to make July 4th an official state holiday. After the Revolutionary War, Americans continued to commemorate Independence Day every year, in celebrations that allowed the new nation’s emerging political leaders to address citizens and create a feeling of unity. By the last decade of the 18th century, the two major political parties—Federalists and Democratic-Republicans—that had arisen began holding separate Fourth of July celebrations in many large cities. FOURTH OF JULY BECOMES A NATIONAL HOLIDAY The tradition of patriotic celebration became even more widespread after the War of 1812, in which the United States again faced Great Britain. In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday; in 1941, the provision was expanded to grant a paid holiday to all federal employees. Over the years, the political importance of the holiday would decline, but Independence Day remained an important national holiday and a symbol of patriotism. Falling in mid-summer, the Fourth of July has since the late 19th century become a major focus of leisure activities and a common occasion for family get-togethers, often involving fireworks and outdoor barbecues. The most common symbol of the holiday is the American flag, and a common musical accompaniment is “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States. VIDEOPLAY VIDEO Writing of Declaration of Independence VIDEOPLAY VIDEO History of the Fourth of July VIDEOPLAY VIDEO History of the Fourth of July NEWS Independence Day at the White House: 5 Fourth of July Tales VIDEOPLAY VIDEO The Origin of Fireworks © 2018, A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  2. Lindsay

    PTSD Awareness Day

    National PTSD Awareness Day is celebrated annually on June 27. It aims to raise awareness of posttraumatic stress disorder, a mental health problem that may develop after a person has been exposed to one or more traumatic events. Traumatic events that may cause PTSD include physical or sexual assault, war-related combat stress, terrorism, natural or man-made disasters, and other threats on a person’s life. Typical symptoms of PTSD include distressing dreams, persistent thoughts and recurring flashbacks about the traumatic event or events, numbing or avoidance of memories of the trauma, triggered emotional responses, persistent hyper-arousal.The first National PTSD Awareness Day was held on June 27, 2010. This observance was officially established by the Congress. In addition, the National Center for PTSD has designated June as PTSD Awareness Month. National PTSD Awareness Day aims to raise public awareness about the disorder, educate a wide audience about PTSD and provide people affected by PTSD with access to proper treatment. How to help raise PTSD awareness? You can start with learning key information about PTSD, its causes and treatment options. Then share your knowledge with others, promote PTSD awareness via social networks and reach out to help those who need it. In Pennsylvania, June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day. Helen Keller was an American author, lecturer and political activist. She is noted for being the first deafblind person to earn a B.A. degree. Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880. She lost her ability to see and hear at 19 months old due to an illness (either meningitis or scarlet fever). In 1886, Keller’s mother started looking for a person who could educate her daughter. Anne Sullivan, herself visually impaired, agreed to become Keller’s instructor. Keller attended several schools for the blind and deaf. At age 20, she was admitted to Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated in 1904, becoming the first deafblind person to earn a B.A. degree.Keller learned to speak and spent much of her life giving lectures and speeches. She was an avid advocate of people with disabilities. In 1915, she founded Helen Keller International, an organization devoted to research in vision, nutrition and health.In 1980, President Jimmy Carter authorized Helen Keller Day at the federal level to commemorate the centennial of Keller’s birth. That year, the United States Postal service issued a special stamp depicting Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan.
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    Post-traumatic Stress Awareness The United States Senate designated June 27 as National PTSD Awareness Day and The National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder has designated June as PTSD Awareness Month. What can you do if you or someone you care about needs help for PTSD? There are organizations and resources that can help both individuals and professionals discover ways to identify and manage PTSD symptoms. June is National PTSD Awareness Month EMDR Therapist Directory, EMDR Therapy Blog, EMDRIA.org FacebookLinkedInTwitterPinterestGoogle+Share Did you know June is National PTSD Awareness Month? PTSD Awareness Month is a national campaign devoted to bringing more awareness and knowledge about PTSD to everyone. What is PTSD? PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. People may develop PTSD when they are exposed or witness something traumatic like war, physical violence, sexual violence, auto accidents and much more. After such events, a person may start suffering from symptoms if they were unable to process what happened to them or what they witnessed. The symptoms might include: Disturbing memories, thought Nightmares Have trouble sleeping Feel irritable or angry Have trouble concentrating Feel hyper-vigilant or on guard for fear of danger Experience flashback memories There is a website www.ptsd.va.gov that has been set up to help people learn more about PTSD and treatment options. Once treatment option that they talk about is EMDR Therapy. EMDR Therapy is an Evidence Based Treatment, which means that there is research that backs up the efficacy of using EMDR Therapy to treat PTSD successfully. What is EMDR Therapy? EMDR Therapy (or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) is an integrative therapy that helps people heal from Traumatic events as well as, life disturbing experiences. Discovered by Dr. Francine Shapiro, EMDR Therapy has gottenworldwide attention for helping millions of people heal from PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) caused from traumatic events, such as; rape, sexual abuse, auto accidents and combat. EMDR Therapy can also help people who feel distress in their lives to heal and feel more whole after events that have been disturbing such as; divorce, life transitions, grief, anxiety and much more. When people are experiencing distress in their lives and can’t find a way to fix it on their own, they end up coming in for EMDR Therapy. Sometimes events happen in a person’s life and he/she struggles to find a way to integrate that incident. That event can become an unprocessed memory and get stored in the brain creating symptoms that are uncomfortable. Physical sensations, emotions, thoughts, and images associated with the event can get locked into the brain, and without treatment, may lead to distressing symptoms and behaviors. EMDR Therapy is designed to help a person identify and process these stuck pieces so that the symptoms can decrease and one can feel more alive and less distressed. EMDR Therapy helps facilitate the activation of the brain’s inherent system to process and integrate the information that got stored or stuck. EMDR Therapy will not erase the memory; rather you will be able to remember the story without all the emotional charge that was distressing before the treatment. Resources for PTSD As a part of National PTSD Awareness Month, it is important to help those who are suffering from PTSD find the resources they need to start the healing process. EMDR Therapy is one of the many resources available to help those suffering from PTSD. If you (or someone you know) may want to learn more about or experience EMDR Therapy, please search the EMDR Therapist Directory on this website to find a trained EMDR Therapist in your area. Here are other resources available to learn more about PTSD and EMDR Therapy: VA National Center for PTSD About Face NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) NAMI.org (National Alliance on Mental Illness) EMDRIA.org (EMDR International Association) Follow the hashtag #PTSDAwarenessMonth to join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  4. Lindsay

    Genesite

    What is GeneSight®? GeneSight is a genetic-based laboratory developed test that analyzes a person’s DNA, and matches it with known pharmacology about how medications work, to help healthcare providers develop an individualized treatment plan for their patients. The GeneSight report uses color-coding to show which medicines may be more likely to work for a patient based on his/her genetic makeup. The GeneSight report also contains helpful information about how an individual’s genetic makeup may affect dosage based on an analysis of certain genes. Click here to view a sample patient report. Will the same medicine that worked for someone I’m related to (mom/dad/sister/brother) work for me? Not necessarily. Each person has a unique set of genes and genetic responses to medications. You may share genetic similarities with your relatives, but each of you has a different genetic makeup and metabolism. Your genes influence the way your body may respond to a specific medication. So a medication that works for your relative may not necessarily work for you. How do my genes affect which medication may work for me? Your genes may affect the way medications work in your body—some medications could work better with your unique genetic profile and some medicines might not work at all for you. Your genes also can affect how quickly your body breaks down (metabolizes) medicine and gets medicine into your bloodstream. For example, codeine can be an effective painkiller for some people. However, for about 10 percent of people, it has no effect whatsoever (Source: National Institutes of Health). When a medication doesn’t work with your genes, you may not get the relief you need and you may have unwanted side effects. By gathering information about your genetic profile, you and your healthcare provider may be better informed in making your treatment selection. Medicines that align well with your genes may work better and with fewer side effects. How could GeneSight help me? GeneSight gives your healthcare provider important information to help plan your treatment. GeneSight is designed to help him/her get you on the right medicine faster with fewer unwanted side effects. GeneSight analyzes your genes and then matches the information about your genes to a list of medications that may be available treatment options for your condition. The report provides information to your healthcare provider about which medications may work better with your genes and how your body might process those medications. That gives your healthcare provider additional insight to help select the medications that may work best for you. What is the test like? Is it invasive? The test is easy to administer and takes about five minutes. Your DNA is collected using a simple cheek swab which you can do yourself. Your clinician’s office will then send your sample to the Assurex Health clinical lab to be analyzed. How long will it take to get the results? Once Assurex Health receives your sample, they will complete the analysis and send a report to your healthcare provider within 36 hours. Will my healthcare provider share the results with me? Yes, you and your clinician will go over the GeneSight results together. On this website, you can find a lot of helpful information about genes, pharmacogenomics and the GeneSight test. How will my healthcare provider use the information from GeneSight to treat me? The report is one piece of information that your healthcare provider can use to create an individualized treatment plan for you. He/she will use the report to help guide the selection of the medication for you. With GeneSight, your healthcare provider can identify which medications may be more effective and may be less likely to have unwanted side effects. If my relative (mom/dad/sister/brother) had a GeneSight test, can my clinician use those results to treat me? No. Each person has a unique combination of genes that could affect how he or she may react to certain medications. You will need to have your own GeneSight test. Are the results of my GeneSight report confidential? Yes. GeneSight takes privacy and security very seriously. That’s why we analyze all GeneSight tests at our own accredited lab, so we can ensure the quality and security of your test. Your genetic information is private and protected through various federal laws including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act) that ensure the security of your personal and genetic information. Is this test covered by my insurance? GeneSight is reimbursed by a number of government and commercial insurance plans. Assurex Health also developed the GeneSight Financial Assistance Program to help make GeneSight affordable for patients who qualify. You can learn more by calling the GeneSight Customer Service team at 866.757.9204 for assistance. I hope this information helps Members. ~Lindsay, Forum Super Administrator
  5. Hello @sophie, I live in an area where the gated community must mow the lawns weekly and it triggers my poodles terribly, where they go on barking fits and go from window to window. In turn, It triggers me immensely, flaring up my fibro! I would love to find a quiet space in the country, just for my poodles and I. Have a good rest of the weekend, ~Lindsay
  6. "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do".                        ~ Edward Everett Hale

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    ~Lindsay

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      LeilaNadine

      I love this 

  7. PCC ELERT/05.18.18 Are Mixed Symptoms a Red Flag for Conversion of Postpartum Depression to Bipolar Disorder? Verinder Sharma, MBBS @Hypomanic and @manic symptoms are common in the @postpartum period and can occur alone or in combination with symptoms of @depression. Here, case histories are presented of 2 women with mixed depression who were previously treated with @antidepressants but developed mood instability after retrials of previously effective and well-tolerated antidepressants.
  8. It's good to 'see' you KS.  I hope you are doing well!

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    ~Lindsay

  9. Lindsay

    Flag Day

    The History of the American Flag On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed an act establishing an official flag for the new nation. The resolution stated: “Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation." On Aug. 3, 1949, President Harry S. Truman officially declared June 14 as Flag Day. The history of our flag is as fascinating as that of the American Republic itself. It has survived battles, inspired songs and evolved in response to the growth of the country it represents. The following is a collection of interesting facts and customs about the American flag and how it is to be displayed: Origins Old Glory The origin of the first American flag is unknown. Some historians believe it was designed by New Jersey Congressman Francis Hopkinson and sewn by Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross. The name Old Glory was given to a large, 10-by-17-foot flag by its owner, William Driver, a sea captain from Massachusetts. Inspiring the common nickname for all American flags, Driver’s flag is said to have survived multiple attempts to deface it during the Civil War. Driver was able to fly the flag over the Tennessee Statehouse once the war ended. The flag is a primary artifact at the National Museum of American History and was last displayed in Tennessee by permission of the Smithsonian at an exhibition in 2006. Between 1777 and 1960 Congress passed several acts that changed the shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed stars and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state. Today the flag consists of 13 horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with six white. The stripes represent the original 13 Colonies and the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well; red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. The National Museum of American History has undertaken a long-term preservation project of the enormous 1814 garrison flag that survived the 25-hour shelling of Fort McHenry in Baltimore by British troops and inspired Francis Scott Key to compose "The Star-Spangled Banner." Often referred to by that name, the flag had become soiled and weakened over time and was removed from the museum in December 1998. This preservation effort began in earnest in June 1999, and continues to this day. The flag is now stored at a 10-degree angle in a special low-oxygen, filtered light chamber and is periodically examined at a microscopic level to detect signs of decay or damage within its individual fibers. There are a few locations where the U.S. flag is flown 24 hours a day, by either presidential proclamation or by law: - Fort McHenry, National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore, Maryland - Flag House Square, Baltimore, Maryland - United States Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima), Arlington, Virginia - On the Green of the Town of Lexington, Massachusetts - The White House, Washington, D.C. - United States customs ports of entry - Grounds of the National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge State Park, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania Inspiration After a British bombardment, amateur poet Francis Scott Key was so inspired by the sight of the American flag still flying over Baltimore's Fort McHenry that he wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sept. 14, 1814. It officially became our national anthem in 1931. In 1892, the flag inspired James B. Upham and Francis Bellamy to write The Pledge of Allegiance. It was first published in a magazine called The Youth's Companion. On Distant Shores NASA In 1909, Robert Peary placed an American flag, sewn by his wife, at the North Pole. He also left pieces of another flag along the way. It is the only time a person has been honored for cutting the flag. In 1963, Barry Bishop placed the American flag on top of Mount Everest. In July 1969, the American flag was "flown" in space when Neil Armstrong placed it on the moon. Flags were placed on the lunar surface on each of six manned landings during the Apollo program. The first time the American flag was flown overseas on a foreign fort was in Libya, over Fort Derne, on the shores of Tripoli in 1805. Displaying the Stars and Stripes The flag is usually displayed from sunrise to sunset. It should be raised briskly and lowered ceremoniously. In inclement weather, the flag should not be flown. The flag should be displayed daily and on all holidays, weather permitting, on or near the main administration buildings of all public institutions. It should also be displayed in or near every polling place on election days and in or near every schoolhouse during school days. When displayed flat against a wall or a window, or in a vertical orientation, the “union” field of stars should be uppermost and to the left of the observer. When the flag is raised or lowered as part of a ceremony, and as it passes by in parade or review, everyone, except those in uniform, should face the flag with the right hand over the heart. The U.S. flag should never be dipped toward any person or object, nor should the flag ever touch anything beneath it. Old Glory Photo Credit: Hugh Talman / NMAH, SI NASA Photo Credit: Courtesy of nasa.gov
  10. Lindsay

    Father's Day

    Happy Father's Day!! Father's Day Celebration Father’s Day Americans celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday of every June. This holiday celebrates fathers and fatherhood in general, including father figures such as guardians and grandfathers. The occasion is marked by giving a gift to one’s father or spending time with him. It is a time set aside to value a father’s role in one’s life and to reflect upon paternal bonding. Fathers are usually given gifts in the realm of home improvement, electronics, and outdoor tools. There are no official ways to celebrate Father’s Day, but many children also celebrate with a phone call, meal out, or a family gathering honoring all fathers within an extended family. This day is a busy one for restaurants. In the U.S., some wear a red rose to honor their father, but a white rose if he has passed away. Some churches hold Father’s Day services or integrate the theme of fatherhood into the Sunday service. One of the first religious Father’s Day services was held in 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia. Grace Golden Clayton, a member of the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, had recently lost her father in a mining accident, which killed 250 fathers total, resulting in about 1000 children without fathers. Clayton made a suggestion to hold a service in remembrance of these fathers. Some churches’ Father’s Day service revolves around the idea of God as a father. Holiday History This holiday is the complement of Mother’s Day, which takes place in May. Father’s Day was established in early 20th century America to correspond with this celebration. The holiday was considered casually by many people, but the main innovator was Sonora Dodd. Dodd held the first significant Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington in 1910, held at the Spokane YMCA center. Dodd’s own father fought in the Civil War and then raised six children on his own in Spokane. When Dodd listened to a Mother’s Day sermon at her church, she considered the absence of her own mother, who had died in childbirth delivering her sixth child, and her Father’s valiant efforts of raising the children on his own, believing there deserved to be a holiday honoring fathers. Several more celebrations were held in Spokane, but the tradition stopped when Dodd left for school in Chicago. When she returned, she took up holiday promotion, but this time nationally. Her strategic efforts included working with business groups that would profit from such a holiday, such as men’s clothing companies and tobacco companies. Many trades were seeing profits from Mother’s Day. However, commercial promotion of the holiday led to many believing it was shallow, as even Dodd’s Father’s Day Council was founded by the New York Associated Men’s Wear Retailers. President Woodrow Wilson wished to make the holiday official, speaking at the 1916 celebration in Spokane, but its commercial nature caused Congress to not pass the bill. President Cooling also made an attempt. It was not until Margaret Chase Smith, a senator from Main, stated that it was unfair to honor mothers and not fathers in 1957. President Johnson finally issued a proclamation in 1966 and Nixon made the holiday official in 1972. Happy Father's Day to all the Father's on Depressionforums.org and to all our Guests! ~ Depression Forums ~
  11. Lindsay

    Memorial Day

    Memorial Day, as a formal holiday, is an American holiday. It is celebrated to remember military service members who have died in the line of duty. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, as the holiday was centered on decorating the graves of those who had fallen in the Civil War. History There is much debate as to the location where Memorial Day originated from. Sometime during the late years of the Civil War (1861 – 1865), groups began decorating the graves of their loved ones who had died in battle. Depending on the source, there are perhaps over a dozen locations that claim to be the town where the practice began being observed – the birthplace of Memorial Day. Some of these towns include Columbus, Mississippi; Macon, Georgia; Richmond, Virginia; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; and Carbondale, Illinois. There is evidence that the tradition could have started in towns in either the North or the South. VA.gov states that on April 25, 1866, in Columbus, Mississippi, a local group of women went to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers. They noticed barren graves of Union soldiers and decided to place flowers there in remembrance. Another site, usmemorialday.org, states that a hymn published in 1867 called “Kneel Where Our Loved Ones are Sleeping” carried a dedication “To the Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead”. Wikipedia says that by 1865 the practice was already widespread in the North. It is likely that the tradition began in many locations independently, with many variations on the same idea. Over time, as word spread, these traditions could have expanded from town to town. In 1866, in a town in New York called Waterloo, a drugstore owner named Henry Welles suggested that the town shops close on May 5 to commemorate the soldiers buried at Waterloo Cemetery who had died during the Civil War. Two years later in Waterloo, on May 5, 1868, General John Logan issued a declaration that Decoration Day should be observed nationwide. The declaration said that May 30th would be designated as a day to decorate the graves of “comrades who died in defense of their country.” According to History.com, President James Garfield gave a speech at Arlington National Cemetery on that day. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson and the Congress of the United States stated that Waterloo was the official birthplace of Memorial Day, and the official date of origin was May 30, 1868. In 1882, the name of the holiday was changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day. After World War I, the holiday was expanded to remember soldiers from all American Wars. In 1971, Richard Nixon made Memorial Day a national holiday that was to be celebrated on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day Today Today Memorial Day is celebrated across the United States. Regardless of where it originated, it is an important holiday that remembers those that died for the country, and serves to remind people of the costly price of war. There are many formal ceremonies that take place in observance. Most of these are held in local communities, and can be found by contacting a local Veterans of Foreign Wars office or local city government agency. A few traditional events are listed below. Laying of the wreath at Arlington Cemetary – Often, the President of the United States will lay a wreath at Arlington Cemetery on the annual observance of Memorial Day. This will usually be accompanied by a speech. Rememberance and Moments of Silence – People nationwide participate in parades and still partake in decorating graves with wreaths or flowers. Many people will pause for moments of silence in memoriam. Movies to watch on Memorial Day The Great Escape (1963) – Starring Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Garner Heartbreak Ridge (1986) – Clint Eastwood The Dirty Dozen (1967) – Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson Saving Private Ryan (1998) – Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Paul Giamatti Memphis Belle (1990) – Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr. Platoon (1986) – Charlie Sheen, Willem DaFoe, Tom Berenger Forrest Gump (1994) – Tom Hanks
  12. Lindsay

    Mothers' Day

    Mothers' Day The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. ... In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's on Depressionforums.org and to all our Guests! ~ Depression Forums ~
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    Happy Cinco De Mayo!

    Happy Cinco De Mayo! Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).
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    Mental Health Awareness Month

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    Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month") has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is so important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. The Lifeline @800273TALK Be The ONE To help a friend. Show you care. Just being there can make all the difference!
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