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A big thank you to all the helpers that planted the beautiful flowers in the back and front yards
A smile is a universal sign of happiness and friendship, so don’t be afraid to show your pearly whites! Humans are the only species that uses the smile, in various forms, to demonstrate happiness. Even visually impaired children who have never seen a smile, have the same kinds of smiles that sighted people do. This tells us that smiling is something preprogrammed into humans. This behavior is not learned but instinctual.
We smile when we are happy, but can forcing ourselves to smile make us feel happy even when we are not? Neurologists have discovered that the physical act of smiling triggers chemical reactions in the brain that boost our moods, lower stress, and even strengthen our immune systems. So don’t just smile during the month of June; do it all year round!
This year celebrates the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, a milestone that is expected to represent the last large gathering of D-Day veterans around the globe. This historic day in 1944, Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France. It is the largest amphibious assault in world history. This massive, bloody battle was the turning point in World War II. More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion and by the day’s end the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe.
On this day, 156,000 troops from the United States, Great Britain and Canada stormed five beaches. American troops landed on Omaha and Utah beach. At the same time, British troops landed on Gold and Sword beach. And, Canadian forces landed on Juno Beach. 4,000 Allied troops died on these beaches on D-Day, 2,000 of them were American.
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