Daily Archives: May 18, 2013

May
18
  • Around St. Louis, posted 2013-05-18

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    Busy day today with lots of photo opportunities.  Started the morning at the Missouri Botanical Garden where Chinese Cultural Days were being celebrated this weekend.  After stopping back at home to download images from the Garden visited A Taste of Maplewood a couple of blocks from home. The two larger dragons in the opening parade at Chinese Cultural Days. Food at A Taste of Maplewood (in this case, a meatball from Acero) And entertainment at A Taste of Maplewood (The […]

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May
18
  • Armed Forces Day 2013, posted May 18, 2013

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    Armed Forces Day 2013   Today is Armed Forces Day 2013 in the United States.  While largely overlooked by most, this day along with Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day recognizes those who have chosen to wear the uniforms of our country. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.  On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis […]

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