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NATIONAL BEVERAGE DAY AND NATIONAL NURSE APPRECIATION DAY

MAY 6TH

NATIONAL BEVERAGE DAY

AND

NATIONAL NURSE APPRECIATION DAY

 

NATIONAL BEVERAGE DAY

Whether is a nice cool drink on a hot summer day or a warm cozy drink after a cold day of playing in the snow. We all have our favorite beverages that we enjoy. I have collected a few of my favorites that I thought you might enjoy trying.

 

WAYS TO CELEBRATE

Bunny’s Warm Oven

Dinner at the Zoo

Or So She Says

Baking Beauty

Noshing with the Norlands

With Salt and Wit

 

GET THE WORD OUT

What is your favorite beverage? How about try one of these and share it on social media. #NationalBeverageDay

 

HISTORY OF THE DAY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Beverage Day.

 

FUN FACT

  • The average person consumes about 129 gallons of fluid per year. This includes water, milk, colas, beer, wine, etc.
  • If the fruit juice is labeled cold-pressed, it is a higher quality product with most of its vitamin content intact.
  • The very first Coca-Cola products contained cocaine, about 9 milligrams per glass. It was removed from the drink in 1903. The original Coke was also alcoholic.
  • Coca-Cola was first marketed as a nerve tonic that “relieves exhaustion.”
  • A cow produces an average of 6.3 gallons of milk daily and 350,000 glasses of milk in a lifetime.
  • A cow will produce an average of 6.3 gallons of milk each day. That’s more than 2,300 gallons each year!
  • Home delivery of milk (i.e. the milkman) started in 1942 as a war conservation measure.

 

 

How about you? What are you going to do today to celebrate? We would love for you to share your special memories of this day with us.

 

 

NATIONAL NURSE APPRECIATION DAY

On this day, we raise awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments and acknowledge the vital role nurses play in society.  This day is also the first day of National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week is observed May 6th through May 12th

 

 

Today is a great day to grab your kids and work together to make some little gifts to thank the nurses that work so hard in the medical field.

 

WAYS TO CELEBRATE

Craftiness is not Optional

This and That

It’s Written on the Walls

Your Place for Finishing Touches

 

GET THE WORD OUT

Let’s fly a kite together and share on social media #NationalKiteFlyingDay 

HISTORY

National Nurses Day can be traced back to 1953 when Dorothy Sutherland, an employee at the U.S. Dept. of Health, composed a letter to President Eisenhower suggesting that a National Nurses Day be officially declared. Unfortunately, the President didn’t take up her suggestion and it was left to private citizens to begin celebrating a National Nurses Day and eventually, a National Nurses Week. Finally, in 1974, President Richard Nixon declared a National Nurse Week. This was followed by a resolution started in New Mexico in 1981 to declare the 6th of May National Recognition Day for Nurses. This proposal was heavily promoted by the American Nursing Association over the next year. Finally, in 1982, the U.S Congress declared May 6th to be National Recognition Day for Nurses and it was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. –Source

FUN FACT

  • The nurse cap is patterned after a nun’s habit to keep the hair neatly in place. Although this clothing item has long been phased out as it is known to carry pathogens, some countries still use this as part of the female nurses’ outfit.
  • The top occupational health concern of nurses is back injury. A survey done in 2011 shows that 59% of nurses are afraid they might have this.
  • Nurses walk—a lot: A study found that nurses walk an average of 4-5 miles during a 12-hour shift. Most Americans walk just 2.5-3 miles during the course of an 18-hour day!

 

 

How about you? What are you going to do today to celebrate? We would love for you to share your special memories of this day with us.

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