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May 26th Is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies

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May 26th is...
Sally Ride's Birthday, National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, Cherry Dessert Day, Death Busters Day, Grey Day, Julia Pierpont Day, Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day.
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printable crafts, activities and coloring pages.
Image: World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion, by Lisa L Spahr, Austin S Camacho. Publisher: Intrigue Publishing (December 5, 2007)Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day
-- We ask Amateur Radio Operators from around the world to team up during this effort to allow the people from our communities to gather at public locations such as shopping centers, parks, VA hospitals, and sporting events to express verbal positive support LIVE over two way radio for members of the Military, Veterans, Reserves, National Guard, Retired, Coalition Forces, First Responders, and Military Support Groups. Source
Read: World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion, by Lisa L Spahr, Austin S Camacho
-- More than 60 years had passed before she found them. Dozens of letters written to her family during WWII-from total strangers-to tell her great-grandmother that her son had been captured and was being held as a POW. How did they know this? Through short-wave radio, POWs were allowed to state their names and hometowns and sometimes relay a short message to their families. Scores of Americans, listening to the German propaganda from so far away, heard her grandfather's information and took it upon themselves to write to her great-grandmother. All of these dear people wanted to give her great-grandmother a measure of comfort to know her son was alive. That was only the beginning of her journey. This book is a dedication to them - the radio heroes of WWII.
Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Printable Amateur Radio Logbooks
Turn your PC or Smartphone into a virtual Ham Radio station
The Adventures of Zack and Max - Ham Radio To The Rescue! - free colouring books and comic books
Military Colouring Pages
Image: Sally Ride: Shooting for the Stars Great Lives Series (Great Lives (Fawcett)), by Sue Hurwitz. Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st edition (August 12, 1989)Sally Ride's Birthday, 1951
-- Today is the birthday of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. In 1983, Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on the shuttle Challenger. She was a mission specialist on STS-7, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on June 18. Source
Read: Sally Ride: Shooting for the Stars Great Lives Series, by Sue Hurwitz
-- profiles the life of America's first woman astronaut to fly in space. Join Sally's astronaut training as she learns to fly jets, practices sea rescue missions, and floats weightlessly in a special zero gravity aircraft. Witness her breathtaking view of Earth from 184 miles out in space while traveling aver 17,400 miles per hour! Then dare to share her dream of joining NASA's astronaut program.
Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Shuttle Papercraft
• Sally Ride Colouring Pages
• Commemorate Sally Ride’s First Trip into Space with an Astronaut Craft
Space Shuttle Coloring Pages
Image: The Children's Book of Memorial Day: The Fascinating Story of Memorial Day and How We Honor the Heroes Who Died for the United States, by Roger Winters. Publication Date: May 16, 2015Julia Pierpont Day
-- Julia is credited with inspiring Memorial Day in May 1866, then called Decoration Day. Decoration Day was a day to repair and decorate the graves of the Civil War soldiers who had given their lives for their country. In 1882, the holiday’s name was changed to Memorial Day in honor of all who had given their lives for their country. Source
Read: Fascinating Story of Memorial Day and How We Honor the Heroes Who Died for the United States, by Roger Winters
-- Memorial Day is the day we honor the brave men and women who died fighting for the United States. Read this educational children's book and discover the fascinating history of this patriotic day. Including... How did Memorial Day get started? Who first had the idea to celebrate Memorial Day?
Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Memorial Day Crafts
• Free printable Memorial Day activities: Patriotic Remembrance Day printables
Memorial Day crafting, supplies and DIY projects
Julia Pierpont Day Events

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