Friday, May 21, 2021

DID YOU KNOW… The US Military wore blue uniforms until shortly after the Spanish-American War in 1898, when it adopted khaki uniforms? The use of camouflage colored uniforms began during WWII, and was originally designed by artists. Today, computer generated, pixelated camouflage is used. During the start of the Civil War in 1861, John Lincoln Clem attempted to enlist in the Union Army at the age of 9? After being rejected once, Clem succeeded in joining the 22nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, who sawed down his musket to make it more kid-friendly. Clem was promoted to sergeant and became a national hero before his discharge in 1864 at the age of 12. He rejoined the US Military in 1871 and went on to become a major general before his final retirement in 1915. The 3rd US Infantry Regiment, also known as “The Old Guard,” is the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the army? Begun in 1784, the infantry is an official ceremonial unit and escort to the president of the United States, and is also in charge of the “Changing of the Guard Ceremony ” at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. *Laker Sports* The softball team lost to Mason County Central. Amara Lopez was 2-3 and Kalissa Swanson scored a run, stole 4 bases, and pitched 8 innings, striking out 5. Maria Ripesi went 1-2, scored a run, and stole 3 bases, Desirae Evans went 1-3, and Alexia Rineer, Dafne Yanez Chavez, and Kaylee Cherry all scored a run. The baseball team lost both games to Mason County Central. No other stats are available at this time. The high school track team travels to Brethren tomorrow for Regionals. Events begin at 9:30 a.m. The softball and baseball teams travel to Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s tomorrow. Game time is 10:00 a.m.; the bus leaves at 8:00 a.m. *Today’s Practices:* Baseball: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. HS Track: 3:10 – 5:00 p.m. MS Track: 3:10 – 5:00 p.m. Softball: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Soccer: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. *Lunch:* Stuffed Crust Cheese Pizza, Emoji Fries, & Fruit Slush Cup OR Fruit Yogurt Parfait & Muffin

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