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Teacher Thank You Week – first week in June

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.”
– Thomas Carruthers

“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.”
– Lee Iacocca

“Ask ‘How will they learn best?’ not ‘Can they learn?’”
– Jaime Escalante

National Fishing Week – first week of June

“There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.”
– Washington Irving

“Dear Lord, give me the serenity to accept the size of fish I catch, the courage not to lie about it and the wisdom to know that none of my fishing buddies would believe me anyway!”
– Unknown

National Trails Day –  June 4

“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.”
– G.M. Trevelyan

“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.”
– Mary Davis

“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”
– Dr. Seuss

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
– Gary Snyder

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
– John Burroughs

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
– John Muir

World Environment Day – June 5

“There’s so much pollution in the air now, that if it wasn’t for our lungs, there’d be no place to put it all.”
– Robert Orben
“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.”
– Margaret Mead

“What we are doing to the forests of the worlds is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and one another.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest. It is the one thing all of us share.”
– Lady Bird Johnson

National Little League Baseball Week – second week in June

“Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.”
– Yogi Berra

“Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.”
– Erma Bombeck

Flag Day – June 14

“A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation’s flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.”
– Adlai Stevenson

“When we honor our flag, we honor what we stand for as a Nation — freedom, equality, justice, and hope.”
– Ronald Reagan

Juneteenth – June 19

“Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible—and there is still so much work to do.”
– Barack Obama

“In the end, anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.”
– Shirley Chisholm

“Juneteenth means so much to me. It represents the freedom that my ancestors fought so tirelessly for. But rather than focusing on the brutalization of my people then and now, I choose to focus on hope. June 19th reminds me that I am the force of power to change this world and to follow in the footsteps of my ancestors to work towards liberation.” 
– Mariah Cooley

Fathers’ Day – June 19

“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.”
– Charles Kettering

“If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.”
– Leo Buscaglia

“My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do: be there.” – Max Lucado

Summer Begins – June 21

“If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.”
– Unknown

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine. It’s summertime.”
– Kenny Chesney

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”
– Sam Keen

Charlotte Zolotow, children’s author born June 26,1915

Some people talk and talk and never say a thing.
Some people look at you and birds begin to sing.
Some people laugh and laugh and yet you want to cry.
Some people touch your hand and music fills the sky.”
– Charlotte Zolotow (from All That Sunlight)

Black Music Month

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me — like food or water.”
– Ray Charles

“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.”
– Stevie Wonder

 “You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”
– Diana Ross

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