World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

 

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This date calls attention to a global problem of an aging society. Old people are often dependent on the home care of their relatives who might be unable to cope with that. Domestic violence and abuse of the elder are the sad consequence World Elder Abuse Awareness appoints to.

The violence and abuse of the elder go from emotional neglect up to physical violence and abuse. The old people are often seriously ill and delicate, not able to defend themselves. Therefore, World Elder Abuse Awareness aims to encourage the public’s awareness of that severe topic. It is a serious reminder of the rights of the elderly set by the United Nations (UN) in 2011. (taken from www.cute-calendar.com)

Flag Day

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Flag Day  … always celebrated on June 14 th

Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation…..one nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag has a proud and glorious history: it was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans; many people have died protecting it; it even stands proudly on the surface of the moon.

As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation, and our flag. So raise the flag today and every day with pride!  (from Wikipedia)

Also, on this date in 1775, the U. S. Army was formed.

 

E. T. go home ….

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial  is a 1982 American science fiction fantasy co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison. It was Drew Barrymore’s first appearance. It tells the story of Elliott, a lonely boy who befriends an extra terrestrial, dubbed “E.T.”, who is stranded on Earth. He and his siblings help it return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government.

The concept was based on an imaginary friend Spielberg created after his parents’ divorce in 1960. In 1980, Spielberg met Mathison and developed a new story from the stalled sci-fi horror film project Night Skies. It was shot from September to December 1981 in California on a budget of US$10.5 million. Unlike most films, it was roughly shot in chronological order to facilitate convincing emotional performances from the young cast.

Released this date in 1982 by Universal Pictures, E.T was an immediate blockbuster, surpassing Star Wars to become the highest-grossing film of all time—a record it held for eleven years until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg-directed film, surpassed it in 1993. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, critics acclaimed it as a timeless story of friendship. In 1994, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” It was re-released in 1985 and then again in 2002 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, with altered shots and additional scenes. (from Wikipedia)