What a change this is from how Mother’s Day began.
Every year, as the days grow shorter and the nights grow colder, we begin to anticipate the holiday season. While this time is traditionally marked with joy and cheer, it can also add additional stress and cause us to recall unhappy memories or feelings.
By: Command Sgt. Maj. Redd
Greetings to the Fort Detrick Family. I sincerely hope that each of you enjoyed your summer spending time with your families, time to yourself, enjoying the pleasures that the summer brings. Now we are approaching a change in season. For some that means children going back to school; some are going for the first time and others are going to college. Routines are changing from the summer norm. Now it is time for homework, papers, sporting events, daylight savings time ending and an array of things that can place a person off balance. Reducing some of life’s stressors can be challenging at times, but I encourage you to seek that balance in your life. Whether it is a hobby that you enjoy or just simply enjoying the roses of life, the fall or autumn season is a wonderful time of year, from the crispness in the morning air, the changing of the green leaves to radiant shades of orange, red and brown, creating a beauty that signifies a new beginning, a new life. Soon what was lush and green will slowly go away, wrapped in a cocoon waiting to reappear. Simply put, a time of reflection. A time to sit back, exhale and give thanks for the blessings in our lives.
Did you hear that effective April 20, the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaced the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System?
This new system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and to the private sector.
As the weather changes from winter to spring, we can expect to see more people implementing their First Amendment right that allows peaceful demonstrations and the freedom of assembly.
Most demonstrations are planned or announced; however, a peaceful protest can easily turn violent.You may encounter other unannounced unplanned demonstrations, marches or events especially while visiting Washington, D.C; Baltimore; Philadelphia or any other major city.
The best guidance is to avoid them.