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Please remember those who gave their lives for our freedoms on this special Memorial Day. Per the National Moment of Remembrance Resolution of 2000, at 3 p.m. local time voluntarily and informally observe in your own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to Taps.
In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1915.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
There has been a significant amount of discussion in Santa Cruz, California regarding homeless services, planning, and budgets. It is important that we all understand the amount of money going in to social services for a county of ~267,000 people (source U.S. Census Bureau).
This is a brief, and likely incomplete, list of social services organizations serving Santa Cruz County or city. The total budget is $119,743,921 for the organizations listed.
Take a look at the spreadsheet download and view the breakdown list with source information.
If you are the first to guess the location (as accurately as possible) you will win a $25 American Express Gift Card! Make your guess in the comments below.
Brief rules: You must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, not an employee of KSCO or Genesis Communications Network, and provide a valid name and email address for contact if you win. Ethan Bearman reserves the right to determine accuracy in guesses for the winner.
To all of the women of the world who are mothers, your gifts of love, nurturing, teaching, and sacrifice are greatly appreciated by all. May this day reflect that love to you from the hearts of your children. Peace be with you.