Posts Tagged ‘public service announcements’

Happy Birthday, Smokey

August 11, 2013

Smokey Bear was born on August 9, 1944. His proud parents were the United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council. The “Smokey the Bear” song was written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins in 1952, so everyone gets the furry firefighter’s name wrong now.

More:

“From Orphaned Cub to Internationally Known Forest Service Icon, Smokey Bear Turns 70 Years Old Next Year!” Donna Drelick, USDA blog

The biography of Smokey Bear: the cartoon came first,” John Kelly, Washington Post

h/t: Erica Palan,Mental Floss

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Drive Home Safely

September 5, 2011

A reminder: If you’re driving home after the Labor Day Weekend, safe driving begins with seatbelts.

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Video: Sussex Safer Roads PartnershipWriter & Director: Daniel Cox, Alexander Commercials.

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