Terrific News Tuesday

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln

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 are the stories that caught my attention for this week’s TNT column:

  • Federal Literacy Grant
  • The Flag and National Anthem
  • Banned Books Week 2017
  • Fall TV Season
  • Tim Tebow

Federal Literacy Grant:

The state of Montana will be receiving a 3-Year, $24 million federal literacy grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The purpose of the grant is to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, such as reading and writing in children and students through high schools, with an emphasis on disadvantaged children. (MT Office of Public Instruction)

Reading and writing are very important tools in helping students succeed in school and in life.

The Flag and National Anthem:

With all the “lively” discussion about the flag of the United States and the National Anthem, it’s good to see people loving on the flag and our National Anthem once again!

The place to find information about our flag (and to check to see if fellow patriots know what they are talking about) is contained in 4 U.S. Code Chapter 1. For the National Anthem, check out 36 U.S. Code § 301.

Have fun out there, patriot!

Banned Books Week 2017:

Banned books week is happening this week (Sept. 24-30)! According to the American Library Association (ALA), Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

More information can be found HERE.

Fall TV Season:

Great news for TV watchers! The fall television season is upon us. The premieres are happening now.

You can see when your favorite show returns or when that new one premieres by clicking HERE.

Tim Tebow:

The Associated Press reported that, helped by New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow, attendance increased by 12.4 percent this year in the Florida State League and by 2.1 percent in the South Atlantic League.

The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues said Monday that the presence of the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner led to an increase of over 225,000 fans in the two Class A leagues.

Good for Tebow.