Category Archives: Holidays & Observances

NATIONAL AVIATION WEEK (& DAY)

Read these posts to learn more about National Aviation week and National Aviation Day as well as find great BOOK SUGGESTIONS: Aviation has always been very important to me. I formally studied it in college and even began training as a pilot. I served in the United States Air Force. You can bet I am jazzed about National Aviation Week

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National Spirit of ’45 Day

The Spirit of ’45 Day is about honoring the “can-do attitude” of the Greatest Generation. These are the brave ordinary heroes who endured the world wars, specifically WWII. We celebrate this observance in conjunction with V-J Day, which is when the armistice was signed in 1945, effectively ending the war. The hope is to continue instilling the same level of inspiration, perseverance,

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#DidYouKnow – AUDIOBOOKS

Most people aren’t aware of this, but did you know that audiobooks have been around since 1877? Yep, that’s right. They were first created by the famous inventor Thomas Edison. With the advent of his phonograph (the precursor to the record player), he effectively brought forth the audiobook by reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Now, I am not a

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My Book Review of Bunny in a Basket (Doc McStuffins)

Bunny in a Basket by Sheila Sweeny Higginson My rating: 5 of 5 stars So cute! I read this with my granddaughter, and she loved it. She asked to read it again, and again – and then, asked her mom to read it. What a lovely way to instill the appreciation for literature. Great artistry. Wonderful that the peek-a-boo made

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Charles E. Taylor – The 1st AMT

On May 24th, the United States celebrates National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day. This may not seem all that exciting, and might appear completely unrelated to Charles Edward Taylor, but both are misconceptions. See, this unique day of remembrance isn’t just special for aviation – it is important for all inventors, mechanics, engineers, and historians. Furthermore, it’s Charlie‘s birthday! You’re probably asking who Charles

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