Monday, March 18, 2013
Supreme Sacrifice Day
When : Always March 18th
Supreme Sacrifice Day recognizes the ultimate sacrifice made by some for the good of others. History is filled with examples of people who offered the supreme sacrifice for other people.
We offer these examples:
Jesus Christ gave the supreme sacrifice when he died on the cross for us.
Soldiers in battle gave their lives to protect our freedom, our way of life, and to keep us safe.
Fireman and police officers have given their lives in the line of duty, while saving and/or protecting people.
More often than you think, a young man or a young women caught up in a love triangle, gave up the chase for the sake of their loved one.
The list goes on and on and on.
Today is a day to reflect and offer thanks and appreciation to those who made the supreme sacrifice for us.
Origin of "Supreme Sacrifice Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This Day in History March 18
Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor declares himself King of Jerusalem during the Sixth Crusade. (1229)
Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake. (1314)
John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton sells his part of New Jersey to the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers. (1673)
New York governor George Clarke's complex at Fort George is burned in an arson attack, commencing the New York Conspiracy of 1741. (1741)
The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act. (1766)
Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union. (1834)
American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo. (1850)
The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time. (1865)
Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights. (1874)
Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada; originally presented to amateur champions, the Stanley Cup has been awarded to the top pro team since 1910, and since 1926, only to National Hockey League teams. (1893)
Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass in the Alps and agree to form an alliance against France and the United Kingdom. (1940)
The War Relocation Authority is established in the United States to take Japanese Americans into custody. (1942)
1,250 American bombers attack Berlin. (1945)
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law allowing for Hawaiian statehood, which would become official on August 21. (1959)
Soviet Union cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov becomes the first person to take a space walk. (1965)
The U.S. Congress repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back US currency. (1968)
The United States begins secretly bombing the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia, used by communist forces to infiltrate South Vietnam. (1969)
Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan. (1974)