Across the Nation: May 6
“Better than my mom made.“
First-grader Ruth Gebregiorgis, first-grader speaking of pasta at Alexandria’s Patrick Henry Elementary. Schools are adapting to new USDA rules for healthier lunches.
$125 Million Over the 2015–2019 Period
Cost of H.R. 4093 according to the Congressional Budget Office. It’s an act to encourage federal agencies to buy goods and services from small businesses.
National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 6 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day in 1953. Use the #ThankaTeacher hashtag.
Maya Lin Wins Design Competition
Yale architecture student Maya Ying Lin was named winner of a competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 6, 1981. The monument engraved with the names of Americans who died during the war has become an iconic gathering place in Washington.
Big-Headed Ants Invade
California officials are on the hunt for an invasive species of African ant that’s been spotted in an Orange County yard, and they’ll use Spam as bait. The ants love Spam. The ants pose a threat to crops.