Don't forget you can still hang out with your friends for a Memorial Day gathering sans the outdoor grill and picnic table. You can video chat with them through FaceTime, Zoom, and Portal. Make sure to tell them how you turned your living room into a beach. … [Read more...] about How to Have a Memorial Day Picnic Without Going Outside
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With her academic background in food processing technology, Nguyen Thi Chal Thi talked her husband into setting up their own coconut syrup business in the Mekong Delta, leaving behind their stable jobs in Ho Chi Minh City. Their years of research and practice has produced a fine product that has helped to revitalize a local community of coconut planters. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese ethnic woman revives rural coconut planting community with pioneering coconut flower sap
Recently, Pope Francis took a step that was out of the ordinary and did not appear at his Vatican window to deliver his blessing. Instead, in a first for the Pope, he live streamed it from his residence, in a move that was in solidarity with those affected by the virus. The visual was set up at the main square and aired on big screens. And since Italy is now in lockdown, the mass will be live streamed until further notice. … [Read more...] about Back to kissing flowers again?
General John H. Logan Officially Declared It a HolidayOn May 5, 1868, this general declared May 30 a day "designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land," History.com reported. … [Read more...] about 20 Facts About Memorial Day and Why We Observe It
Memorial Day has been celebrated since the end of the Civil War, though it was first called Decoration Day. This is because the tradition brought people to the graves of their lost loved ones, and they often decorated the graves with flowers, held picnics at the gravesite and spent the day reflecting on loss. … [Read more...] about What Is the Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?