☀ Congressional Gold Medal For WWII Service

AND Record Breaking Viewership for NCAA Basketball

Inhale the present, exhale the past.

Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Friday:

  • Mae Krier receives the Congressional Gold Medal

  • Japan gifts 250 new cherry trees to D.C.

  • Women’s NCAA Basketball historic impact


Levittown's very own Mae Krier, aka our real-life Rosie the Riveter, just bagged the Congressional Gold Medal for her heroic efforts during World War II.

Back in the day, when most teens were worrying about prom dates and algebra, Mae packed her bags and headed to Seattle to join the workforce at Boeing.

At a mere 17 years old, she rolled up her sleeves and became a riveter, working on those iconic B-17 and B-29 bombers.

But Mae wasn't alone in her quest for greatness.

She was part of a squad of incredible women who stepped up when the world needed them most, filling roles that were traditionally reserved for the fellas.

They were the OG girl power crew, and they weren't about to let anyone forget it.

After the war, though, while the guys got ticker-tape parades and shiny medals, the Rosies were left in the shadows. Not cool, history, not cool.

Mae wasn't about to let her fellow Rosies fade into obscurity.

She kicked butt, took names, and lobbied like a boss until they finally got the recognition they deserved.

And get this, she even scored her very own day!

Yep, March 21st isn't just any old day; it's Rosie the Riveter Day! Oh, and it also happens to be Mae's birthday. Coincidence? We think not.

Fast forward to today, and Mae, at a sprightly 98 years young, strutted all the way to Capitol Hill, alongside 30 other Rosies, to accept that shiny gold medal on behalf of her squad.

Mae Krier is proving once and for all that you don't need a cape to be super.

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Women's NCAA basketball just made history, and Caitlin Clark is leading the charge like a true MVP.

Sunday's showdown between Iowa and South Carolina drew nearly 19 million viewers, smashing records.

That's not just a win—it's a record-breaker!

They didn't just beat the men's finals in viewership numbers; they crushed it by over 4 million views.

Caitlin Clark isn't just making waves; she's causing a tsunami of excitement.

Even though Iowa didn't snag the trophy, Clark's star power lit up the court and stole the show.

This season was a rollercoaster of record-breaking moments.

From the Elite Eight rematch to the Final Four victory, each game brought in bigger crowds, smashing previous records.

Women's NCAA basketball is heating up the court, rivaling major league finals and even the World Cup in viewership.

Who knows what records they'll shatter next?

Ready to kick back, relax, and soak up those weekend vibes?

Here are some super simple ways to enjoy yourself as the weekend rolls in:

  1. Treat yourself to a mini spa day at home! 

    Face masks, bubble baths, and soothing music – oh my!

  2. Get outdoors and soak up some Vitamin D! 

    Whether it's a stroll in the park or a hike in the hills, nature's calling!

  3. Host a movie marathon with your pals or snuggle up with your favorite book.

    Popcorn optional, but highly recommended!

  4. Whip up a yummy homemade brunch!

    Pancakes, anyone?

  5. Embrace your inner artist and get creative!

    Paint, draw, or craft your heart out.

Remember, weekends are all about relaxing and recharging, so make sure to do whatever brings you joy!

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