June is the sixth month of the year.
Some authorities believe the Romans
named the month for Juno, the patron goddess of marriage.
Is that why so many couples choose the month of June for their marriage?
Spring ends and summer begins on June 20, 21, or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere.
Trees and shrubs are often at their freshest,
and there are more flowers during June than at any other time.
Special Occasions in June
Flag Day is observed in the United States on June 14.
It commemorates the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted
the Stars and Stripes as our flag. It then had only 13 stars, to match its 13 stripes.
Father’s Day is the day when the people of many countries express gratitude and
appreciation for their fathers by giving them gifts or greeting cards. In the United
States and Canada, Father’s Day falls on the third Sunday in June.
On the Summer Solstice, which occurs on June 21,
the Sun is at its highest path through the sky and the day is the longest.
The special flower for June is the rose.
Did you Know That…..
The YMCA was organized in London on June 6, 1844.
United Nations Charter was signed by delegates
from 50 nations at San Francisco, June 26, 1945.
Clay Aiken In June
Clay started recording his first album in June, 2003.
UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken was in Somalia at the end of June in 2008.
He met lots of children and learned about the catastrophic conditions
under which they struggle to survive every day.
June 1st, 2010, Clay introduced Tried & True
to Good Morning America.
Clay Aiken performed a tribute to Barry Manilow at the inauguration of
The Great American Songbook Hall of Fame
on June 15, 2012
Hosted by multi-platinum selling artist, Michael Feinstein,
Clay sang “Even Now”.
Clay Aiken sang the National Anthem at a special charity basketball game for the Richard J. Murphy Memorial Scholarship.
The event was held at the Leesville Road High School, Clay’s Alma Mater on June 14, 2012.
On June 21, 2010, Clay Aiken performed in Raleigh at a concert called Bringing Broadway Home.
Clay opened the program by singing Home from “The Wiz”
This June will be very different from the last few. Clay will be busy meeting, greeting, and listening to the voters of the 2nd Congressional District in North Carolina…AND…raising funds for his campaign. Hopefully, we will see many of Clay’s famous “selfies” and can share in the fun of seeing him win over the voters!
What are your plans for June?