Thank you to all of our PUBLIC SERVANTS on this day designated by the United Nations to honor them.

To engage in public service is, in general, to work to improve our fundamental human rights, such as access to water, homes, and medical treatment. Those who work with Volunteer Fire Departments and Ambulance Corps are involved in providing services like these, and aiding the security of our homes and ourselves every day. Without them, our cities and towns wouldn’t be nearly as safe, and there’d be no-one to respond when danger calls.

You may be surprised how many people you know that are involved in the public service industry. Do you know a mail carrier? How about a librarian? A trash collector? Did anyone you know serve in the military or work in education? All of these are types of public service, and without them, we wouldn’t live in the world of safety and security we do today.

How can you celebrate Public Service Day??

One way is to head to your local utility providers, city or county agencies, or local fire departments, and send them an email or a social media post, and deliver a hearty thank you to the people who work there and provide you with the services you need. Thank them for restoring power after a nasty storm, or checking to ensure that you have no gas leaks after an earthquake.

Today we also heard a little bit about the Centerburg Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival, starting tomorrow.

Click here for the full conversations on The Morning Thing blog!

  • I was born today in 1929 in Maces Spring, Virginia
  • I was born into a musical family and started performing when I was 10
  • I sang with my family, as a solo artist, and with my famous husband
  • He proposed to me during a live performance in 1968 in London
  • I also acted in Gunsmoke, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
  • I won 5 Grammy Awards
  • I died in May 2003

Who Am I? I’m June Carter Cash. Congratulations to Faith from Mount Vernon, who guessed correctly and wins the $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup.

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Jonathon