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JUNE 28, 2019 | NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY | NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY | NATIONAL ALASKA DAY

National Logistics Day - June 28
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NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY

National Logistics Day™ is observed annually on June 28th in appreciation for the importance that the logistics industry plays in both our national and global economies!

The logistics industry first started to take form when Marco Polo traveled to China on the Silk Road and kept a detailed written record paving the way for future traders and merchants to use between Europe and China. In 1896, the first “horseless carriage” semi-truck was invented, improving how goods would move across our country. The first air cargo flight took place in 1910 between Dayton and Columbus, increasing the speed with which goods could be delivered in the U.S. In 1956, the first container ship sailed from the port of New Jersey to Texas, forever changing how goods would move around the world. And that’s how early logistics started, demonstrating how logistics connects the world and always has.

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Today, logistics expenses in the U.S. account for nearly 8% of everything we make and sell. That includes packaging, warehousing, shipping, and more. The third-party logistics (3PL) industry – those who help businesses efficiently manage logistics across their supply chains (from 3PLs to truckers to warehouse managers) – represents an $800 billion industry on its own.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit www.NationalLogisticsDay.com to read interesting facts about the logistics industry, grab a copy of the official holiday logo, or download a complimentary copy of the Logistics Careers For Dummies® eBook. You can also use the #NationalLogisticsDay hashtag to give social media shout-outs to friends, family, or colleagues that work in the logistics and supply chain fields.

HISTORY

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Logistics Plus Inc founded National Logistics Day in 2019 to celebrate the important, growing logistics industry. Since 1996, Logistics Plus® has been doing its part to help support the logistics industry and to create both challenging and rewarding jobs in the U.S. and around the world – all with a Passion For Excellence™. The company’s global headquarters is located in the historic Erie, Pennsylvania train station. With nearly 50 country flags flying on top of the building – each one representing a nationality of one its employees or customers – the building is an iconic hub for transportation and logistics services and the perfect venue to launch a National Logistics Day celebration.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Logistics Day to be observed on June 28 annually.

NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY

NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY

National Insurance Awareness Day is observed each year on June 28. This day was created as a day to review your insurance coverage.

Insurance offers security, covering loved ones and recovering losses in the event of damage, illness or death.  It offers protection but over time the value of our homes and the items in may appreciate.  What was once worth $100,000.00 a decade ago may be worth much more today. Be sure your policies keep up with the values.

No matter where we live, it would be difficult to replace everything we own if disaster struck.  From the first-time apartment to the 30-year mortgage, our possessions, property, loved ones and even those who visit deserve the protection the comes with a homeowners or renters policy.

The day is an excellent time to learn more about the types of policies that are available. Here are some things to consider:

  • Get a free quote – this is a great way for renters or anyone considering a new policy to comparison shop
  • Evaluate your current possessions
  • How has your family changed? Has your family grown or have family members moved away? Do you have pets?
  • Do you plan to buy a new home?
  • Do you need flood insurance?
  • Are there big changes ahead that will influence the amount of insurance you will need?

HOW TO OBSERVE INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY

Take time to review your coverage to be sure you are not under or over insured. Use #NationalInsuranceAwarenessDay to share on social media.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY

We were unable to find the creator and origin of National Insurance Awareness Day.

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NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY

On June 28, we remember fondly the tales of the big blue ox and a mighty lumberjack.  It is National Paul Bunyan Day!

Described as a giant and a lumberjack of unusual skill, Paul Bunyan is one of the most famous North American folklore heroes. In the tales, Paul Bunyan was almost always accompanied by his companion, Babe the Blue Ox.

Was He Real?

First appearing in print in 1906, in a story published by Northern Michigan journalist James MacGillivray, Bunyan’s character originated in folktales circulated among lumberjacks in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. One account states that the tales began during the Papineau Rebellion of 1837. In 1914, William Laughhead reworked the stories for a logging company’s advertising campaign. The campaign breathed new life into the growing legendary character of Paul Bunyan. It was the 1922 edition of Laughead’s tales that inspired many others and soon the character’s plaid shirt and far-fetched characteristics spread across all of the United States and Canada.

Many cities in the north-central section of the United States, claim the title as the official home of Paul Bunyan.  

The Folklore

While folklore surrounding the lumberjack, Paul Bunyan is one character that has an origin story. One Paul Bunyan legend claims it took five storks to carry him as a newborn. As he grew a little older, when he clapped his hands and laughed, windows shook and shattered. The story continues that he sawed off the legs of his parents’ bed in the middle of the night when he was only seven months old. Folklore also credits Bunyan with forming the Grand Canyon as he and Babe the Blue Ox walked through dragging his axe behind him. Another myth suggests Bunyan created the Great Lakes so Bake had a watering hole. 

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY

Read one or several of the Paul Bunyan tales.  Use #NationalPaulBunyanDay to share on social media. 

HISTORY OF NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Paul Bunyan Day.

 

National Alaska Day - June 28
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NATIONAL ALASKA DAY

On June 28, National Alaska Day recognizes the largest state to join the union.

Not only is Alaska the largest state, but it is also home to the highest mountain peaks in the country, including Mt. Denali. In The Last Frontier, it’s possible to test the theories associated with the Bering Land Bridge. Check out the remote and intriguing location of North America’s history.

Populated by Inuit, Yupik, Tlingit, and others long before Russian and European explorers found their way to the Arctic land, Alaska supported the indigenous people with sufficient whale fat, beaver, and fish.

The Land of the Midnight Sun led to the next great gold rush. In the Yukon, many would venture into the rugged North expecting to find riches in the Klondike. Those who did would find it difficult to get it back out again…alive.

The Iditarod takes place in Alaska and runs 1150 miles from Anchorage to Nome in honor of Leonhard Seppala. In 1925, he along with several other mushers delivered much-needed anti-diphtheria serum to Nome.

The immense Denali National Park and Preserve is home to glaciers, fossil records, and a study in geology. All along the Alaska Range, the pristine wilderness provides hikers along even the most well-marked trails outstanding views and peaceful vistas.

Venture into Glacier Bay for glimpses of an icy blue you’ll see nowhere else on Earth. Listen for the rugged mountains of ice collapsing into the bay or seek the humpback whales breaking the surface. Sights and sounds of the bay as are abundant as the history.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL ALASKA DAY

Join National Day Calendar as we celebrate National Alaska Day. Discover the wildest places and peaceful spaces. Go where the land meets the sky. Find adventure in The Land of the Midnight Sun and use #NationalAlaskaDay to share on social media.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months.  In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.
 
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