There are a couple of holidays in the calendar that are where they are due to a happy coincidence of date and speech. For example, Pi Day is March 14th since 3-14 reminds people of 3.14. This is the other one – May 4th is Star Wars Day because May the fourth reminds people of “May the force be with you,” the most common farewell in the Star Wars universe. Last year I posted about the great work saving our cinematic history with the restoration of the Tattooine set from the original Star Wars trilogy.
Trying to top that wasn’t easy. It took a huge inflated government program and work by the National Archives to put materials online. This year, learn all about “That time the Government Built a UFO” and if you don’t believe me click on the links and take a look. If that thing isn’t a UFO, I’d like to know what it is. And doesn’t it look like that guy is wearing Luke Skywalker’s uniform from the attack on the Death Star in the video? (And in case you don’t know it I’m a Star Wars fan from when they first came out in theaters.)
Read Time Magazine‘s history of Star Wars Day:
And from me and Darth, courtesy of our local Drug Town store, May the Force Be With You!
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.