It’s been a busy past week around the globe: commemorating the brave men of D-Day, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Venus trekking across the sun and World Environment Day. We begin the week with a quick look around the world to give thought to events that have shaped our planet. Enjoy the journey!
Warriors of Yesterday, Today Commemorate D-Day Together
The title says it all. Many thanks to Lindsey Donges (@PatientSafety01) for posting this touching story as we remember the brave men who stormed that fateful beach.
Diamond Jubilee: UK Celebrates 60 Year Reign of Queen Elizabeth II
Britain celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s reign in festive style and revelry. Happy you tweeted these amazing images Faizal Ramadhan (@dgical).
Venus Transit Dazzles Viewers Around the World
Astronomers and skygazers across the planet witnessed a rare extraterrestrial occurrence: Venus’ transit across the sun. Thanks to Jim Roberts (@nytjim) for the tweet. We hope you were able to see this dazzling show.
If it’s June 5, It Must be World Environment Day
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of World Environment Day (05 June), this year’s theme, “Green Economy: Does it include you?” aims to begin conversations and promote sustainable environmental thinking. Elisa Bobba (@elisa_bobba), thanks for the mindful images of what’s happening environmentally around the globe.
Video of the Week
Keeping with the recognition of D-Day, we found this exciting video of American and British paratroopers readying for a commemorative D-Day 2012 jump.
Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Pretty amazing journey around the world with commemorations, celebrations, celestial amazement and environmental awareness. We hope you savor the trip. Leave a comment and let us know. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)