I'm away for the weekend enjoying food, friends and family <3 Hope everybody has a wonderful Memorial Day!!!! Joisey Shore!! It's kinda cloudy out :/ But IDC <3
Updates will be slow until Monday night!! <3 Not my actual picture, but this is Point Pleasant NJ .. Eat some burgers, have a BBQ, relax, and enjoy
But let us not forget
General John A. Logan Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-B8172- 6403 DLC (b&w film neg.)]
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in hisGeneral Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis' birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.
It’s a phenomenon that began on Oct. 5, 2002, the date that Kelly Clarkson captured her first No. 1 on a Billboard chart with her debut single, “A Moment Like This,” and has continued unabated. This month, Carrie Underwood’s live recording of “How Great Thou Art” topped the Christian Digital Songs and Christian/Gospel Digital Songs sales charts and Mandisa’s latest single, “Stronger,” led the airplay-based Christian Songs list, bringing the total number of No. 1s for the American Idol franchise to a whopping 299. With Idol's newest inductee, season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, almost sure to debut at the top of the Hot Digital Singles chart and possibly the Billboard Hot 100 with "I Love You This Big," the franchise is about to hit a landmark 300 No. 1s.
That massive, unprecedented figure for a television series is based on all of the national, domestic charts that Billboard compiles each week, counting singles and albums charts, sales and airplay charts, current and “recurrent” charts and all genres, for the Idols have conquered multiple formats of music, from pop to rock to R&B to country to Christian.
The Idol with the most No. 1s is Clarkson, who kicked off the count in 2002 with a double win: “A Moment Like This,” the series’ first coronation song, achieved pole position on both the Hot 100 and the separate Hot 100 Singles Sales charts. “A Moment Like This” broke a 38-year-old record when it soared 52-1 to establish the biggest leap to first place in the history of the Hot 100. The previous record-holder was the Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love,” with a 27-1 jump on April 4, 1964.
Clarkson, the very first “American Idol,” now has 60 No. 1s to her credit, having topped four country charts this year with “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” her duet with Jason Aldean.