Alta Pine Forest - Humble, TX

Monday, August 21, 2017

National Senior Citizens Day

National Senior Citizens Day honors our elderly population. On this day, we are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family, and society.

In his Presidential Proclamation on August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan said, "For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older."

Where:Across the United States
Cost:Show of Appreciation to a Senior Citizen


Solar Eclipse

Today, the Moon’s shadow will cross the continental U.S. This total solar eclipse promises to be the most widely observed in history. The Moon's umbral shadow hasn't passed over U.S. soil since 1991, nor across any part of the contiguous 48 states since 1979. Moreover, a total solar eclipse hasn't run coast to coast since 1918!

This particular event will be of modest duration, offering up to 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality. Of course, all this occurs weather permitting.

Where:United States