Today is the longest day of the year – the first day of summer. I reflect fondly on my childhood summers in Ohio… tennis, swimming, soccer, the 4th of July, High School parties, time with family and friends. Summer can be such a carefree time in our lives… summer vacations, sleeping in late, being lazy, and best of all no homework!
Today is also Father’s Day. I am grateful for all that my father taught me and provided for me. I want to be able to do the same for my kids as they grow up. I am blessed to have three spectacular children (and a loving wife who takes care of me) on this special day for Fathers everywhere.
Today is also the beginning of Lightning Safety Week. It seems that summertime and thunderstorms go hand-in-hand. So it just makes sense to take the opportunity on this day of Summer Solstice to remind everyone of the dangers of lightning, and how quickly lives can change in an instant.
“When thunder roars, go indoors!” Please take a moment and review the video and safety materials available at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov. Read Ellen Bryan’s personal story on lightning safety then watch the video again. Take the Lightning Safety IQ Test. Did you keep Leon safe?
Celebrate the Solstice! Happy Father’s Day! I wish you a safe and pleasurable summer!