Terrific News Tuesday

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. – Nelson Mandela

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Flag Day
  • Free Taco Tuesday
  • U.S. Beef to China
  • USS Gabrielle Giffords
  • Jimmy Carter
  • On the Road

Flag Day:

This is just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, June 14, is Flag Day. More information about Flag Day can be found HERE.

Free Taco Tuesday:

Thanks to the Golden State Warriors winning Game 3 of the NBA Finals by “stealing a road win,” Taco Bell is giving away free Doritos Locos Tacos. (USA Today)

The “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” giveaway is from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday (today) at participating Taco Bell locations nationwide.

U.S. Beef to China:

It was good to hear that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached an agreement with Chinese officials on a deal that would allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China, ending a 14-year ban. (GF Tribune)

This news is particularly good for Montana beef producers.

USS Gabrielle Giffords:

A new warship was commissioned and named after former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords this past week.

Giffords received a gunshot wound to the head. during an assassination attempt back in 2011 when she was greeting constituents near a grocery store in her congressional district. Thirteen people were injured and six were killed during the attack.

The Associated Press reported it is the 13th Navy ship named after a living person since 1850 and the 16th ship named for a woman. The ship will be based in San Diego.

Jimmy Carter:

Former President Jimmy Carter was flying on a Delta flight leaving Atlanta recently and made time to shake hands with every passenger on the flight. (The Hill)

Carter is a national treasure. He is 92 years old.

On the Road:

From this week’s CBS News On the Road segment…

11-year-old Preston Sharp was visiting his grandfather’s grave and found out that not every veteran’s grave had a flag on it. That bothered him a lot.

So he raised money to buy flags and flowers and now he has people helping him. He started with his grandfather’s cemetery and now he has moved on to other cemeteries.

After each flag is placed on the grave, he says the veteran’s name and, “Thank you for your service.”

Thank you for your service, Preston! Read/Watch the whole story HERE.