Share Your Thoughts about Civil War
Patch's new Civil War page on Facebook tops The 5 Things for today.
1. Unless you've had your head in the sand or simply don't come from around here, you are aware that this year marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. At Marietta Patch, we've provided quite a number of articles about the 150th anniversary (thanks in great part to Todd Hudson's "Marietta History Files" column). We now have a Facebook page devoted to coverage of the anniversary. Check out www.facebook.com/CivilWarPatch for details.
And consider this an open invitation to interact with that page. Post your thoughts, events and photos there. Do it before there's a bicentennial.
2. Cobb County has a series of meetings today, including an agenda work session for the Board of Commissioners at 9 a.m. in the third floor boardroom at 100 Cherokee St. The county Planning Commission has a work session at 1:30 p.m. at the Powder Springs Station Government Center, while the Transit Authority meets at 6:30 p.m. at 463 Commerce Park, Suite 114.
4. Grilling is an important (make that essential part) of the summer. Cobb Fire and Emergency Services staff have adopted a series of tips from the National Fire Protection Association to help keep families and homes safe this summer. Check them out at nfpa.org/education.
5. Everything has a birthday, doesn't it? Even the song "Happy Birthday to You" and today is it. It's Happy Birthday to You Day. This song was originally published in 1893 and remains not only one of the oldest songs still under copyright, it is considered the most recognizable song in the world. Learn more here.