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 18th
Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, declares himself King of Jerusalem in the Sixth Crusade. (1229)
Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake. (1314)
The Third Anglo-Powhatan War begins in the Colony of Virginia. (1644)
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, starting the New York Conspiracy of 1741. (1741)
American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act. (1766)
American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo. (1850)
American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time. (1865)
Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trade 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 the Stanley Cup. (1892)
World War I: During the Battle of Gallipoli, three battleships are sunk during a failed British and French naval attack on the Dardanelles. (1915)
In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He serves only 2 years. (1922)
The Tri-State Tornado hits the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people. (1925)
The New London School explosion in New London, Texas, kills 300 people, mostly children. (1937)
The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) outside Milan. (1937)
Mexico nationalizes all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders. (1938)
World War II: Axis Powers – 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)
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy kills 26 people and causes thousands to flee their homes. (1944)
World War II: 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)
Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space. (1965)
Gold standard: 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)
The U.S. postal strike of 1970 begins, one of the largest wildcat strikes in U.S. history. (1970)
Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month oil embargo against the United States, Europe and Japan. (1974)
In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found near the Pyramid of Cheops. (1989)
Germans in the German Democratic Republic vote in the first democratic elections in the former communist dictatorship. (1990)
In the largest art theft in US history, 12 paintings, collectively worth around $300 million, are stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. (1990)
In a national referendum white South Africans vote overwhelmingly in favour of ending the racist policy of Apartheid. (1992)
The tail of a Russian Antonov An-24 charter plane breaks off while en route to Turkey causing the plane to crash and killing all 50 people on board and leading to the grounding of all An-24s. (1997)