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Showing posts with label june. Show all posts
Showing posts with label june. Show all posts

Jun 1, 2013

Today is National Go Barefoot Day!

Bare Feet in the Grass
Personal Photo
Why can't every day be a barefoot day? I love to go barefooted as often as possible. I love to feel dirt, grass or sand between my toes! Today is a good day to go barefooted and a good day to show your support for charities like Soles4Souls, a global not-for-profit institution that collects new or used shoes and clothes for people in need.  They also help to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities.

Let's Celebrate today with dancing to BAREFOOTIN! Who doesn't love to dance to this music by Robert Parker (Video by Ardman Animation)

You might need some jewelry for going barefoot. How about making your own? Celebrate “Go Barefoot Day” with this bold and bright craft that takes less than 15 minutes! Click Here   Want to make every day Go Barefoot Day?

National Go Barefoot Day shares this day with  National Running Day. Do you run?

And here's another special day that deserves attention today! National Trails Day is the first Saturday in June.  

Everyday is a great day to celebrate.

Click here to find more days to Celebrate in June!

Edited 5/21/16

Jun 11, 2010

Suffragist Jeannette Rankin's Birthday

Jeannette Rankin
Courageous pacifist and suffragist Jeannette Pickering Rankin (1880 - 1973) was born on June 11 in Missoula, Montana. Rankin opened the way for women in politics and for the movement for peace.

Jeannette Rankin was a woman ahead of her time. The first woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1916, she was Montana's representative in Congress. She was the first woman in the House of Representatives before women in other states even had the right to vote.

"What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision." ~Jeanette Rankin
Rankin was the only member to vote against declaring war on Japan in 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

I would love to know what you think. Don't forget to leave a comment!

Read more about Rankin
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Want to know more about women in history?
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See more June Holidays and Celebrations

Image Jeannette Pickering Rankin By U.S. Congress [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Edited 6/22/16