Proud to be an older American
National Senior Citizens Day will be celebrated on August 21 as proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reminds us.
In his proclamation, President Reagan declared: “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older – places in which older people can participate to the fullest and can find the encouragement, acceptance, assistance, and services they need to continue to lead lives of independence and dignity.”
A warning to all those extraterrestrials out there who might have a bit of alien mischief on their minds: don’t even try. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] suggests that all illegal aliens – those from other planets and galaxies – pick some other world to invade. ETs with evil intentions are reminded that NASA’s Planetary Protection Office is at the ready to deal with a war of the worlds, if it comes to that.
In fact, NASA has published a notice, seeking candidates for the position of Planetary Protection Officer. And, among the first to apply was 9-year-old Jack Davis who calls himself the Guardian of the Galaxy. But, the job is not what Jack thinks it is. NASA is looking for someone to promote the responsible exploration of the solar system.
Little lizard gets second chance at life
A Nevada woman received a great deal of local media attention recently for heroically saving a drowning lizard from certain death, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. She employed her knowledge of CPR to resuscitate the small lizard that was found drowning in the family pool.