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Morning Start: How the 1-800 hotline for WWII veterans started

Your morning start for Tuesday, April 12
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Good morning and happy Tuesday! It’s time to get your day started!

Fun Fact: The Department of Veterans Affairs didn’t have a 1-800 hotline available for World War II veterans suffering from trauma until they got the inspiration from the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

On this day

In 1877, the first use of a catcher’s mask in a baseball game.

In 1945, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt dies in office.

In 1955, polio vaccine is tested, announced to be safe and effective and given full approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In 1980, Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope begins in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

National holidays

According to National Today, today is National Licorice Day, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, International Be Kind to Lawyers Day, and National Big Wind Day.

Weather forecast from Environment Canada

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In case you missed it

Missing Kelowna woman found Saturday morning. Learn more here.

Peachland pig sanctuary opens its doors to public. Learn more here.

Family-run grocery to open in Okanagan Falls. Learn more here.


Check out this new Disney hotel in Toyko!

@wdwnt It’s Andy’s world, we’re all just living in it. ☁️ #wdwnt #toystoryhotel #toystory #tokyodisneyresort #fyp ♬ suara asli - 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜

Celebrity birthdays

If your birthday is today, you share a birthday with actress Saoirse Ronan (28), singer Brandon Urie (35), TV host David Letterman (75), actress Jennifer Morrison (43), actor Ed O’Neil (76), actress Christina Moore (43), actor Andy Garcia (66), model Brooklyn Decker (35), and Canadian TV sportscaster Ron MacLean (62).

Have a great Tuesday!


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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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