Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

Commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

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Saturday March 24, 2018 was a day of unity to create change for gun control and the environment.

March for Our Lives

Students Protesting Guns Say 'Enough Is Enough'

Top moments that made up a movement  
CNN - March 25, 2018

Off and on throughout the day I watched students united with the inspired passion and determination of youth. There is energy and strength in numbers as defiant, outraged and determined teens across the world made their statement, honoring those whose lives were lost in schools to gun violence. They are battling a system that refuses to change at this time of personal, social and political revolution. Marching beside them were parents, teachers, celebrities, and supporters. They carried signs, chanted and demanded action against gun violence - their words echoing through streets packed with protesters. They implored people to register to vote, and pleaded with the lawmakers to take care of children. Will they accomplish what those before them have tried but failed?

The event in Washington was one of more than 800 planned in the United States and other major cities worldwide including Brisbane, Australia, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, and Rome. President Obama, whose daughters attend high school and college, tweeted "Michelle and I are so inspired by all the young people who made today's marches happen. Keep at it. You're leading us forward. Nothing can stand in the way of millions of voices calling for change." President Trump fled to Mar-a-lago where he applauded courageous young Americans - but did he mean it? He returns to Washington tonight prior to the Stormy Daniels interview on 60 Minutes while Melania and Barron stay behind for spring break (or maybe a Trump break).

March 24, 2018

Earth Hour - - Earth Hour 2018

Lights around the world went dark for Earth Hour to highlight climate change and inspire sustainability. In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark. In London, a kaleidoscope of famous sites switched off their lights - including Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus and the London Eye. That scene was repeated over and over across the world on Saturday: at Sydney's Opera House, at New Delhi's great arch, at Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers, at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

It lasted for just an hour and its power was purely symbolic. But at 8:30 p.m., people switched off their lights for Earth Hour, a global call for international unity on the importance of addressing climate change. Since its beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has spread to more than 180 countries, with tens of millions of people joining in, from turning off their own porch lights to letting the grand sites like the Sydney Opera House go dark. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said 300 Paris buildings observed the blackout to send a united universal message.