June 28, 2021 – National Insurance Awareness Day | National Paul Bunyan Day

Did You Know That The Grand Canyon Was Carved By Paul Bunyan?

Welcome to June 28th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate peace of mind and tall tales.  More after the break.

Just about everyone buys insurance in one form or another, most likely it’s for their cars or homes. But there’s one insurance company that does things a bit differently. Lloyd’s of London offers policies for things most of us wouldn’t even think to insure. For example, Bruce Springsteen insured his voice for $6 million. Keith Richards has his hands insured in case he’s no longer able to play guitar. Both Heidi Klum and David Beckham have insured their legs, though for different reasons. On National Insurance Awareness Day, take the time to review your policies and coverages. Insurance is something you think you’ll never need—until you do.

Paul Bunyan first appeared in print in 1906.  But it wasn’t until 1914 that a logging company advertisement made the lumberjack with the red plaid shirt and his blue ox a part of American folklore.  These tall tales fueled our imagination with larger than life explanations. His ax carved the Grand Canyon as he dragged it behind him. The Great Lakes became watering holes for Babe the big blue ox.  Today there are statues of this legendary duo that remind us of the grandeur of our own natural resources.  It’s as if Paul Bunyan’s character showed us how to take in the size and splendor of our precious country.  On National Paul Bunyan Day, celebrate the tall tales that help us measure the worth of our own neck of the woods. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Brian Reinbold.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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