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REMINDER FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG

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Earth Day is an annual event  to demonstrate support for
environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it
now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally
by EarthDay.org (formerly Earth Day Network) including 1
billion people in more than 193 countries.

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The official theme for 2022.

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FROM PDX RETRO ~ THIS A DAY OF PRAYER

URGENT PRAYER NEEDED FOR “TERRIFIED” CHRISTIANS IN AFGHANISTAN | SAT-7 USA

Violence Erupts at Kabul Airport as Afghans Try to Flee Taliban - WSJ

Please Pray for the People of Afghanistan

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A REMINDER FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG

National day of Encouragement

 

First responders show dedication and courage daily by being on
the front lines when disasters occur. In the attack on the World
Trade Center in New York City in 2001 when thousands of people
were killed or injured, more than four hundred emergency workers
also lost their lives. In honor of first responders, the US Senate designated September 12 as the National Day Encouragement. It
was first announced in 2007 and has been celebrated each year
ever since.

 


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A REMINDER FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG

National day of Encouragement

 

First responders show dedication and courage daily by being on the front
lines when disasters occur. In the attack on the World Trade Center in New
York City in 2001 when thousands of people were killed or injured, more
than four hundred emergency workers also lost their lives. In honor of first responders, the US Senate designated September 12 as the National Day
of Encouragement. It was first announced in 2007 and has been celebrated
each year ever since.

 

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JAPAN SURRENDERED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

Why Did Japan Surrender in WW2 | Summary History, Facts, & Audios

5 things to know about Japan's World War II surrender
In this Sept. 2, 1945 file photo, U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, left, watches as the foreign minister of Japan, Mamoru Shigemitsu,
signs the surrender document aboard the USS Missouri on Tokyo
Bay. Lt. General Richard K. Sutherland, center, witnesses the
ceremony marking the end of World War II, with other American
and British officers in the background. (Source: AP Photo)

Remembering Japan's surrender to Allied forces — Class Activity | PBS NewsHour Extra


Aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan formally surrendered to the
Allies (above) bringing an end to
World War II.

By the summer of 1945, the defeat of Japan was a foregone conclusion. The Japanese navy and air force were destroyed. The Allied naval blockade of
Japan and intensive bombing of Japanese cities had left the country and
its economy devastated. At the end of June, the Americans captured
Okinawa, a Japanese island from which the Allies could launch an invasion
of the main Japanese home islands. U.S. General
Douglas MacArthur was
put in charge of the invasion, which was code-named “Operation Olympic”
and set for November 1945.

The Japanese Surrender During World War II: A Sailor's Perspective - The New York Times

r/OldSchoolCool - New Yorkers in Chinatown celebrate the surrender of Japan in World War II. August 14th, 1945

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