Our list of listeners celebrating here on August 21st is coming up.  First though, today is the perfect day to show respect for our elders!

flickr - from Iain Farrell

It's National Senior Citizens Day!

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day.  It was created to support, honor and show appreciation to all seniors and to recognize their achievements and contributions they make to our communities.

You might want to celebrate this day by spending time with the seniors you know.  That could be your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, as well as just friends or neighbors.  Let them know they are appreciated and loved.  This could also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home.  It doesn't cost anything to just show up with a smile for those who might not otherwise get a visitor today.

If you are a senior, spend your day any way you like, after all it is your day.  Be sure to take advantage of senior citizens specials and discounts offered at stores and restaurants around the Concho Valley.

Concho Valley birthdays include:

Isabelle Murphy, 1 year old.  From Mom, Dad, big sister and the Cortez family.

Lacy Gonzales, 21.  From Mom.

Elvin Markum, 57.  From Jeff and the guys at 505B.

Christal Acevedo, 24.  From Mama.

Makenzie Mikulik, 6.  From Mom, Dad and sister.  Makenzie wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.

No wedding anniversaries to report.