June 15th Global Wind Day

Global Wind Day was created back in 2007 by the European Wind Energy Association as it explored and began the operation of harnessing the wind to provide power. It isn’t particularly a new idea, man has been using wind for centuries to power his needs. The windmills, shipping and piracy all used wind to propel them into the future. We are still working on the idea, a clean form of energy, though it still needs perfecting. It’s another of those great ideas that Mother Nature offers man needs to use to it’s fullest.

How to celebrate – Study all the different things wind has powered over the years. Build your own wind power source. Discover the best areas in the world for wind.

May 22nd National Maritime Day

May 22nd National Maritime Day

Most countries economic development originated with the ships, and the men and women who sailed them, to grow. When there were no airplanes the only way to build trade with other countries was by what could be shipped out, and shipped in. With the world connected by merchant ships, there needed to be a strong navy to protect them. In World War 2 the allied countries were held together by their ability to ship war materials, and food, to those countries under siege. 250,000 Merchant Marines served during World War 2 with 6,700 (At least) perishing to get those needed supplies through. Today was created by the US Congress in 1933.

How to celebrate – Learn more about the foundations of our economy. Thank any sailors you see. Learn more about the maritime services.