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Chris Lyons Doing Nothing is not Acceptable

Chris Lyons “Doing Nothing is not Acceptable”

Kimberly “KJ” Morris moved to Orlando about two months ago.

The 37-year-old left Hawaii to help her mother and grandmother, who both live here.

She found a home at the Pulse nightclub, where she was a bouncer.

Morris was fatally shot while working at the Orlando nightclub early Sunday. She is the eighth identified victim.

 

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Joe Heiner Illustrates a Flag for Flag Day

Joe Heiner Illustrates a Flag for Flag Day

Joe Heiner flag illustration

Two hundred and forty years ago, a small band of patriots declared independence, proclaiming in one voice that we are free to determine our own destiny and carry out the work of self-governance.  Driven by their unyielding spirit and drawing inspiration from the Stars and Stripes, a string of 13 Colonies later expanded to become a united 50 States.  Throughout our history, the American flag has steadfastly served as an emblem of this great experiment in democracy.  On Flag Day and during National Flag Week, we pledge our allegiance to the banner that has served as a guiding symbol on our Nation’s journey, and we celebrate the hope it inspires in the American people.

With hands over hearts, Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs have long saluted Old Glory and honored its legacy.  Our flag persists as a powerful representation of freedom and opportunity.  Waving high above capitol buildings and courthouses, military bases and embassies across the globe, and on the distant surface of the moon, it calls on each of us to remember our obligations to the Republic for which it stands and to carry forward the unwavering optimism that defines us.  America endures because of the courage of servicemen and women who serve under this standard, and our veterans are forever draped in the red, white, and blue when they are laid to rest.  Wherever the flag lies or flies, its message is clear:  We rise and fall together, as one Nation and one people.

The American flag invokes pride in our citizens and hope in those who come to our shores in search of a brighter tomorrow.  In recognition of the ways it has embodied our ideals and sustained our Nation, let us pay tribute to the Star Spangled Banner and continue striving to create a more perfect and indivisible Union — with liberty and justice for all.

To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by joint resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 492), designated June 14 of each year as “Flag Day” and requested that the President issue an annual proclamation calling for its observance and for the display of the flag of the United States on all Federal Government buildings.  The Congress also requested, by joint resolution approved June 9, 1966, as amended (80 Stat. 194), that the President annually issue a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 occurs as “National Flag Week” and call upon citizens of the United States to display the flag during that week.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2016, as Flag Day and the week beginning June 12, 2016, as National Flag Week.  I direct the appropriate officials to display the flag on all Federal Government buildings during that week, and I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day and National Flag Week by displaying the flag.  I also call upon the people of the United States to observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through Independence Day, also set aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

 

BARACK OBAMA

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Christiane Beauregard illustrates wine labels

Christiane Beauregard illustrates wine labels

Are you a wine lover? Do you choose the wine by it’s label? Wine label design is as much important as the wine’s flavor. The great success of the designer is to make the customer “taste” the wine by it’s label. The great success of the illustrator is to make the customer reach for that bottle of wine and buy it!

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Christiane Beauregard illustrations

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Jon C Lund illustrates baseball cards

Jon C Lund illustrates baseball cards

Jon C Lund illustrates baseball cards

baseball card is a type of trading card relating to baseball, usually printed on some type of paper stock or card stock. A card will usually feature one or more baseball players or other baseball-related sports figures.

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Chris O’Leary illustrates Devil’s Food Cake

Chris O’Leary illustrates Devil’s Food Cake

What is chocolatey, light, decadent, and moist? Devil’s food cake, of course! Today is a celebration of this delicious dessert, which is considered the counterpart to the classic white angel food cake. Devil’s food cake has a unique light and moist texture, which sets it apart from other chocolate cakes. The recipe calls for quite a bit of baking soda, and boiling water instead of milk. Both of these ingredients contribute to the fluffiness of this confection.

Devil’s food cake first appeared in the United States in the early 1900s. It is quite similar to red velvet cake and the names are often interchangeable in some parts of the country. To celebrate National Devil’s Food Cake Day, make some divine devil’s food cake to have for dessert tonight!

Chris O'Leary food illustration

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