The Kunnel's Korner Saturday Dispatch
If June be sunny,
harvest comes early.

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O joy to be out in June
'Neath the cloudless blue
In the dawn and dew
'Mid the ruddy buds of clover,
To be out, alert and free.
--Clinton Scollard,
American poet
[1860-1932]
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A Prayer for Warriors
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"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be
afraid of them, for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth
go with thee; he will no fail thee, nor forsake thee."

Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV
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God's Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm!
Try it; You'll like it!
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And what is so rare as a day in June? * * * * * * * * * * * * * Then, if ever, come perfect days; * * * * * * * * * * * * * Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, * * * * * * * * * * * * * And over it softly her warm ear lays. * * * * * * * * * * * * * -- JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL [1819-1891] * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Vision of Sir Launfal [1848]
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The Events of June 2018


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Belmont Stakes - 2018
150th Run
The final and longest leg of the
United States Triple Crown
"The Test of the Champion"
    The 2018 Belmont Stakes will be the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes and the 107th time the event will take place at Belmont Park. The 1 ¹/2-mile race, known as the "test of the champion", is the final leg in the American Triple Crown. It is a Grade I stakes race with a purse of $1.5 million, open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds.
     The race will take place on June 9, 2018 and will be broadcast on NBC starting at 4 p.m. EST. Post time is scheduled for 6:37 p.m. EST, when Justify will attempt to become the thirteenth Triple Crown winner.

Belmont Stakes - 2018

[Saturday, June 9, 2018]

PP HORSE TRAINER JOCKEY
WIN Justify Bob Baffert Mike Smith
PLACE Gronkowski Chad Brown Jose Ortiz
SHOW Hofburg Bill Mott Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Flag Day - June 14

    In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.    The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
    In 1916, the president of the United States issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. Title 36 of the United States Code, Subtitle I, Part A, CHAPTER 1, § 110[4] is the official statute on Flag Day; however, it is at the president's discretion to officially proclaim the observance. On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale. New York Statutes designate the second Sunday in June as Flag Day, a state holiday.
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Father's Day - June 17, 2018
* * * * * * * * * * * * * Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, * * * * * * * * * * * * paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. * * * * * * * * * * * * * In Catholic Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (St. Joseph's Day) since the Middle Ages. * * * * * * * * * * * *This celebration was brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to Latin America,* * * * * * * * * * * * where March 19 is often still used for it,* * * * * * * * * * * *though many countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the U.S. date, * * * * * * * * * * * * * which is the third Sunday of June.* * * * * * * * * * * * * It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, * * * * * * * * * * most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Mother's Day, Siblings Day and Grandparents Day. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    The first observance of Father's Day took place on this date in 1910, in Spokane, Washington. The idea for the day was sponsored by Mrs. John Bruce Dodd. Jane Addams wrote, "Poor father has been left out in the cold. He doesn't get much recognition. But regardless of his breadwinning proclivities, it would be a good thing if he had a day that would mean recognition for him." Father's Day is now observed on the third Sunday of June each year.
    [This photo of my Dad was taken before I was born.]






First Day of Summer
June 21st at 6:07 A.M.

    The summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer, occurs when a planet's rotational axis, in either northern or southern hemispheres, is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. Earth's maximum axial tilt toward the Sun is 23° 26'. This happens twice each year (once in each hemisphere), at which times the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the north or the south pole.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Summer time and the living is easy. {GO!}
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COMMENTS/CRITICISMS FROM MY READERS
[Email Book Comment Carlos Castillo, Tue, Mar 28, 2018 11:28 am]
    “I think that you'll appreciate this one.”

The oldest computer can be traced back to Adam and Eve.
Surprise, surprise !!
It was an Apple.
But with extremely limited memory.
Just 1 byte.
Then everything crashed !!!!

Ihe late Frank Schober and I think it was the pencil with an eraser. Write with one end corrected errors with the other. grin

On March 30, 1858, Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented a pencil equipped with a rubber eraser.

[Email Comment from Will Robinet, Fri, Feb 24, 2018 3:56 am]
My Great Niece Jessica Diggins won silver in the opening of this years world cup, (freestyle sprint event) and her teammate Kikkan Randall won the bronze. Jessica is an endurance cross county skier specializing in the 10K, (6 mile) so to do this well in the sprint was fantastic.
For the American team to have three skiers in the final to begin with, and then take two medals is incredible. Historically, the U.S. has not been a presence in Cross Country at all, but now has a team which is strong and consistent, rivalling the Nordic countries.
They will be a force to be reckoned with at the next Olympics for certain.
Jessie has medaled in three of the last world cups.
Check out the media write up {GO!}

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MEDAL OF HONOR
Congressional Medal of Honor
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

    Despite a heart condition and arthritis that forced him to use a cane, Brigadier General Roosevelt led the assault on Utah Beach.
    In February 1944, Roosevelt was assigned to England to help lead the Normandy invasion and appointed ADC of the 4th Infantry Division. After several verbal requests to the division's Commanding General (CG), Major General Raymond "Tubby" Barton, were denied, Roosevelt sent a written petition:
    The force and skill with which the first elements hit the beach and proceed may determine the ultimate success of the operation.... With troops engaged for the first time, the behavior pattern of all is apt to be set by those first engagements. [It is] considered that accurate information of the existing situation should be available for each succeeding element as it lands. You should have when you get to shore an overall picture in which you can place confidence. I believe I can contribute materially on all of the above by going in with the assault companies. Furthermore I personally know both officers and men of these advance units and believe that it will steady them to know that I am with them.
    Barton approved Roosevelt's written request with much misgiving, stating that he did not expect Roosevelt to return alive.
    Roosevelt was the only general on D-Day to land by sea with the first wave of troops. At 56, he was the oldest man in the invasion, and the only one whose son also landed that day; Captain Quentin Roosevelt II was among the first wave of soldiers at Omaha Beach.
    Brigadier General Roosevelt was one of the first soldiers, along with Captain Leonard T. Schroeder Jr., off his landing craft as he led the 8th Infantry Regiment and 70th Tank Battalion landing at Utah Beach. Roosevelt was soon informed that the landing craft had drifted south of their objective, and the first wave of men was a mile off course. Walking with the aid of a cane and carrying a pistol, he personally made a reconnaissance of the area immediately to the rear of the beach to locate the causeways that were to be used for the advance inland. He returned to the point of landing and contacted the commanders of the two battalions, Lieutenant Colonels Conrad C. Simmons and Carlton O. MacNeely, and coordinated the attack on the enemy positions confronting them. Opting to fight from where they had landed rather than trying to move to their assigned positions, Roosevelt's famous words were, "We’ll start the war from right here!"
    These impromptu plans worked with complete success and little confusion. With artillery landing close by, each follow-on regiment was personally welcomed on the beach by a cool, calm, and collected Roosevelt, who inspired all with humor and confidence, reciting poetry and telling anecdotes of his father to steady the nerves of his men. Roosevelt pointed almost every regiment to its changed objective. Sometimes he worked under fire as a self-appointed traffic cop, untangling traffic jams of trucks and tanks all struggling to get inland and off the beach. One GI later reported that seeing the general walking around, apparently unaffected by the enemy fire, even when clods of earth fell down on him, gave him the courage to get on with the job, saying if the general is like that it can't be that bad.
    When Major General Barton, the commander of the 4th Infantry Division, came ashore, he met Roosevelt not far from the beach. He later wrote:
    While I was mentally framing [orders], Ted Roosevelt came up. He had landed with the first wave, had put my troops across the beach, and had a perfect picture (just as Roosevelt had earlier promised if allowed to go ashore with the first wave) of the entire situation. I loved Ted. When I finally agreed to his landing with the first wave, I felt sure he would be killed. When I had bade him goodbye, I never expected to see him alive. You can imagine then the emotion with which I greeted him when he came out to meet me [near La Grande Dune]. He was bursting with information.
    By modifying his division's original plan on the beach, Roosevelt enabled its troops to achieve their mission objectives by coming ashore and attacking north behind the beach toward its original objective. Years later, Omar Bradley was asked to name the single most heroic action he had ever seen in combat. He replied, "Ted Roosevelt on Utah Beach."
    Following the landing, Roosevelt utilized a Jeep named "Rough Rider". Before his death, Roosevelt was appointed as Military Governor of Cherbourg.


Medal of Honor citation:
Award of Medal of Honor

    Roosevelt was originally recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross by General Barton. The recommendation was upgraded at higher headquarters to the Medal of Honor, which was approved, and which Roosevelt was posthumously awarded on 28 September 1944.
For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 6 June 1944, in France. After two verbal requests to accompany the leading assault elements in the Normandy invasion had been denied, Brig. Gen. Roosevelt's written request for this mission was approved and he landed with the first wave of the forces assaulting the enemy-held beaches. He repeatedly led groups from the beach, over the seawall and established them inland. His valor, courage, and presence in the very front of the attack and his complete unconcern at being under heavy fire inspired the troops to heights of enthusiasm and self-sacrifice. Although the enemy had the beach under constant direct fire, Brig. Gen. Roosevelt moved from one locality to another, rallying men around him, directed and personally led them against the enemy. Under his seasoned, precise, calm, and unfaltering leadership, assault troops reduced beach strong points and rapidly moved inland with minimum casualties. He thus contributed substantially to the successful establishment of the beachhead in France.
Excerpts from Wikipedia, the free on-line encyclopedia
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A Favorite of the POTUS...
of the Ol' Kunnel....
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Five Facts About:
the Ferris Wheel and Its Inventor


  • George Washington Gale Ferris was born in Illinois, but grew up along the Carson River in Nevada. As a child, he was fascinated by an undershot water wheel on the river, which scooped up water in buckers as it revolved.
  • In 1892, he attended a dinner for engineers where Daniel Burnham, director of Chicago's Columbian Exposition, challenged them to come up with an attraction greater than the Eiffel Tower. Ferris got his idea while eating dinner at a Chicago "chop house" and started sketching it on greasy table napkins.
  • The completed wheel was 825 feet in circumference and towered 264 feet. Its 45-foot-long axle alone weighted 71 tons and was, at the time, the largest piece of steel ever forged. The wheel held 36 cars, each of which could hold up to 60 people.
  • On June 21, 1893, at the Columbian Exposition, the wheel carried its first riders. In 19 weeks, it thrilled more than 1.4 million passengers, each of who paid 50 cents for a 20-minute ride. It was the fair's most popular attraction.
  • When the Columbian Exposition closed in April 1894, the wheel was dismantled and moved to another site in Chicago, where it operated from October 1895 to 1903. It then was moved to St. Louis for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. It was demolished in 1906. Some of its p;arts were sold for scrap metal, while others, such as the axle, are believed to have been buried in landfills in Forest Park in St. Louis, along with other debris from the fair.
Excepted from The Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar 2018
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My Page Changes This Month...
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People
  1. D-Day Invasion | History Channel
  2. Video: Abbott & Costello - Who's On First?
  3. George H. W. Bush.
  4. Video: William Tecumseh Sherman: Leader & Legend>.
  5. Video: Mini Biography of Harry S. Truman.
  6. Hitler In Paris

Aircraft
  1. Aircraft Of the Month.
  2. Supermarine Spitfire.

Music
  1. Conway Twitty -It's Only Make Believe
  2. Gene Kelly and Judy Garland Video - For Me And My Gal
  3. Tangerine
  4. Lulu's Back In Town
  5. The Flight of the Bumblebee

Page Updates
  1. Tribute to WWII Veterans
  2. The Battle of Midway
  3. The Battle of the Phillipine Sea

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