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Star lover
March 21st, 2018, 07:04 AM
The Dickin Medal is awarded to animals for gallantry in service.

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Named for Maria Dickin, founder of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals now known simply as PDSA in the United Kingdom, the medal was awarded the first time in 1943 to White Vision, Winkie and Tyke, three carrier pigeons that delivered messages facilitating the rescues of downed RAF crewmen.

Recipients include 32 pigeons, 31 dogs, 4 horses and 1 cat named Simon, who served aboard the HMS Amethyst in the 1940s.



Also......

Today is:
- NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY
NATIONAL KICK BUTTS DAY
NATIONAL COUNTDOWN DAY
NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY
NATIONAL FRAGRANCE DAY
NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY DAY
NATIONAL FRENCH BREAD DAY

Monique
March 21st, 2018, 07:07 AM
It is also

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 2018

Star lover
March 21st, 2018, 07:09 AM
It is also

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 2018

Thank you! Missed that one!

Hulamoon
March 21st, 2018, 07:22 AM
It is also

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS! and INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS!

So take a walk in the woods and think happy thoughts. :)

KPH
March 21st, 2018, 07:32 AM
Well, it's Katrina's gonna get new tires for the Vibe Day, too.

Vonnie
March 21st, 2018, 08:12 AM
– NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY

Wish this was celebrated everyday!

SuzanneOrleansOntario
March 21st, 2018, 10:12 AM
NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY

Wish this was celebrated everyday!

It should be everyday. The world would be a much better place.
Sad that we have to remind people of this.

SuzanneOrleansOntario
March 21st, 2018, 10:13 AM
Ok, so I'm gonna kick my butt out of this chair, and pick up a loaf of French bread.