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May 8, 2016

Today we celebrate:

National Have a Coke Day - A popular carbonated beverage that you can use for drinking, cooking, and even cleaning...although I don’t like to think of that. Who wants to drink something they clean with.

World Ovarian Cancer Day - This is a disease that the average man doesn’t have to think about too much, but it is one that almost every woman needs to know about. The survival rate for this cancer is pretty low, mostly because it is so hard to detect so it doesn’t get diagnosed early enough to give women a fighting chance to overcome it. The first time this day was celebrated was on the day in 2013 so it is relatively new, but the cancer it is striving to educate women about has been killing women for many years. Find out what you need to watch for.

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day - Originally called Red Cross Day when it was created and first celebrated on this day in 1948, this day did some evolving in the years since and acquired its’ present name in 1984. The Red Cross is dedicated to preventing disease and preventing war with the theory that if those two things are not involved, then the Red Cross won’t have to step in and help the sick and injured/displaced. I don’t think that the Red Cross thinks that if the world is a peaceful one, they won’t be needed. We will always have a need for them because of the natural disasters that happen all around the world from time to time.

Mother's Day – Always celebrated on the second Sunday in May, this is a day to honor mothers, or mother figures everywhere. Typically we celebrate with cards and gifts, but if you have your own way of celebrating with your mother, or the one who is like a mother to you, feel free to do so.

Iris Day – Irises are a beautiful flower named after the Greek Goddess of rainbows. Irises come in many different colors and if you see my father's house, you'll find many of them. There are 300 different species of Irises, which my father certainly doesn't have the space for, much to my mother's relief.

Mothers At The Wall Day – This is a day for mothers who have lost a child to war. There is nothing more devastating than losing your child. If you have lost one who went off to fight for our country, you have the heartfelt sympathies of an entire nation at your feet as you go to the Vietnam Memorial Wall for the special Mother's Day ceremony. This day is celebrated on Mother’s Day every year. As a mother of teenaged children, I only need to imagine losing one of my children for the panic to start welling up in my heart. Actually experiencing that loss has to be the hardest thing in the world to endure. My heart goes out to each and every one of you.

National Student Nurses Day - Celebrated on this day within National Nurses Week, this is a day to appreciate those special people who are learning how to become the nurses that we will depend upon for help with all manner of problems.

V-E Day – While the war in Europe officially ended on May 7th in the afternoon, when German General Jodl officially surrendered, Stalin disagreed with Churchill & Truman on how their victory should be announced so it was delayed until 7:40pm when Churchill had enough and announced what everyone already knew anyway by that time. He declared May 8th to be a holiday and people began celebrating and dancing in the streets until a thunderstorm ended the festivities. But they picked back up again first thing in the morning on this day in 1945. They pooled their rationed resources and had street parties all over England. On May 9th, the war effort resumed as we were still fighting Japan.

National Coconut Cream Pie Day – I'm not a fan of coconut but my husband is so I might have to make one of these for him today. Here’s a recipe you can try.

Time Of Remembrance & Reconciliation For Those Who Lost Their Lives During The Second World War – This day is celebrated today and tomorrow. It was created by the United Nations in 2004 and it urges all United Nations Countries to pay tribute to all the victims of World War II. This is the day chosen for celebration because this is the day that Adolf Hitler's Third Reich officially ended.

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