June 6, 2020 – National Yo-Yo Day | National Trails Day Day
Transcript for June 6th
Welcome to June 6th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the perfect way to get away from it all. More after the break from Anna Devere.
You may be surprised to learn that yo-yo’s have been around since Ancient Greece. There is pottery depicting a boy playing with this toy, and in 18th Century France, the aristocracy found yo-yo’s very fashionable. But not all cultures thought of yo-yo’s as toys or accessories. In the Philippines, hunters used them as weapons, hiding in trees and dropping the yo-yo onto their prey. Suffice to say that our modern day yo-yo’s are pretty silly by comparison. On National Yo-Yo Day, celebrate classic toys that help you forget life’s ups and downs.
Another good way to look on the bright side is to get outside and enjoy a trail! Not just for hiking, trails provide a beautiful backdrop for geocaching, birdwatching, access to canoeing and biking and any amount of exercise in between. Although, I will be scouting the next location for National Hike with A Geek Day.
Anna: When is that?
Marlo: You’ll just have to look at my calendar.
Anna: Really, you can’t just tell me?
Marlo: It’s called technology, Anna. You should try it!
Anna: I’m celebrating getting away from technology on National Trails Day. And not sure why hiking with a geek is so special.
Marlo: Oh you’ll see!
Anna: Today is also D-Day and our Producer John McClain has a special message for us.
John: The night of June 5th, 1944 Flight Officer Thomas McGrath slowed his unarmored C47 transport and began dropping paratroopers into Normandy, beginning the Allied invasion of Europe. He served throughout the war, was awarded for bravery multiple times and returned to his home, another citizen soldier serving his country bravely on that day of days.
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