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Monday, March 29, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ JFK Purple Heart ~ Easy One-Pot Goulash ~ National Vietnam War Veterans Day

 


Good 31º scattered clouds morning.
 
Yesterday we got really really windy and we topped at 75º.
 
 
Picture of the Day ... perfect timing 😁
 

 
 
 
Interesting
 

President John F. Kennedy is the only U.S. president to receive a Purple Heart. Kennedy, who served in the Navy during World War II, injured his back when a Japanese destroyer collided with his patrol torpedo boat near the Solomon Islands. As his boat sank, Kennedy refused to let his injury stop him from towing a badly burned crew member to safety. In what is perhaps the most enduring image of his heroism in the South Pacific, Kennedy swam with the man’s life jacket strap clenched between his teeth for four to five hours before reaching an island and bringing the man safely to shore.
 
To read a lot more about JFK and his US Navy career, go here:
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

This Easy One-Pot Goulash is a great weeknight dinner dish that your whole family will love. It's ready for eatin' in less than 30 minutes, and it's filled with tons of hearty, beefy flavor, so this one pot goulash is sure to become a family-favorite in no time. Whip up this easy goulash recipe the next time you're looking for a quick dinner idea and you'll please the whole gang.

 

  • 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

 

  1. In a soup pot over high heat, brown ground beef with onion 6 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains in the beef, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer 7 to 8 minutes, or until macaroni is tender. Serve immediately.

 

** We like to add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese right before serving our goulash.
 
 
 
Historically this date...........
1886 – Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia.


1911 – The M1911 .45 ACP pistol becomes the official U.S. Army side arm.


1971 – My Lai massacreLieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.


1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.


1973 – Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam.


2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.


 
And births this date include....
1790 – John Tyler, American politician, 10th President of the United States (d. 1862)
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1918 – Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
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1918 – Sam Walton, American businessman, founded the retailers Walmart and Sam's Club (d. 1992)
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1937 – Billy Carter, American businessman, brother of Jimmy Carter (d. 1988)
..........Good old Billy Beer. I still have one can of it!
..........interesting, the drunk borrowed money from the country of Lybia and was under investigation.


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1943 – Eric Idle, English actor, writer, and composer
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1965 – William Oefelein, American astronaut
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history.
On March 29, 1973, combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam. Generations later, Veterans of this time period are gaining the respect that was not so freely given upon their return. Involving five U.S. presidents, crossing nearly two decades and 500,000 U.S.military personnel, it left an indelible mark on the American psyche.
Returning veterans did not always receive respectful welcomes upon their arrival on American soil. Over 58,000 killed, never to return. The observance recognizes the military service of these men and women who answered the call to serve their country when she needed them. They didn’t make the decisions to go to war.
Throughout the observance, we recognize the service and duty rendered by all servicemen and women of this era.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Around the country, commemorative events, speeches, and luncheons are being held inviting Vietnam Veterans as honored guests. Other ways to participate include:
  • Thank a Vietnam Veteran.
  • Buy them a drink or lunch.
  • Visit a local memorial. Volunteer to help organize events. 
  • Support a veteran’s organization in your community. Volunteer and offer your skills.
  • Watch a Vietnam War documentary such as The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick or Last Days in Vietnam directed by Rory Kennedy or Vietnam Nurses by Timeline.
  • Read about the Vietnam War in books like Vietnam – A History by Stanley Karnow or They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 by David Maraniss or The Quiet American by Graham Green and Robert Stone.
 

NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY HISTORY

U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., introduced legislation in 2017 to honor Vietnam Veterans with a day on the anniversary of the withdrawal of military units from South Vietnam.  President Donald Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Day Act on March 28, 2017, calling for U.S. flags to be flown on March 29 for those who served.