Tecumseh Golden Age Center


News Flash: Golden Age Center opens Tuesday, July 6, to in house meals. Drive by meals will continue during July for transition, but will be discontinued in August. No masks will be necessary, but you must have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you have not been picking up meals, you will need to resubmit your application for meals. Not only will meals resume, but all activities like cards, dominoes, and bingo on the first and third Thursdays will be back. Remember that the nutrition center is a non- profit organization that does not discriminate against any race, religion, etc. Only qualification is you must be 60 years old and meals cost only $1.50 daily.

Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th President of the United States, took office two hours after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.

Immediately, he spoke to Congress calling for the passage of Civil Rights legislation saying, "No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently honor Pres. Kennedy's memory than the earliest possible passage of the civil rights bill for which he fought so long. We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. We have talked for one hundred years or more. It is time now to write the next chapter, and to write it in the books of law."

On July 2, 1964, LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ending segregation in public places and outlawing employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin. Three years later, he signed the Fair Housing Act. He nominated Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court, making him the first African American to sit on the nation's highest court.

In his re-election in 1964, he declared "War on Poverty" by funding the Job Corps, Head Start, and other social welfare legislation. It is hard to believe that over 50 years later, we are still experiencing rioting and social injustices. It is time we unite to fight for America and not each other.

I just returned from a trip to Washington D.C. where our Capitol building and White House are fenced off from the American people. I visited the Smithsonian where our precious Constitution, the Star Spangled Banner, and the Declaration of Independence are preserved. There are museums of American history, African American history, Native American history, etc. There are monuments that are breathtaking and moving at night.

May we return to a love for one another and our freedoms for all people. God bless America!


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