Wednesday morning briefing: Vet’s breakfast, a first kiss and birth of the Marines

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.

Free breakfast

Baxter-Curren Senior Center is hosting a free Veterans Day Breakfast.
The event is 8 a.m. today at the senior center located at 908 Hickory Street. Guest plates are $3.

Breakfast will include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice.

Information: 769-7908

Question of the day

If you were to describe your first kiss, what would you say?

Pucker up and join the conversion in our comment section below.

Show for a cause

The Portales High School Choral Department is sponsoring a Variety Show fundraiser at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the PHS Performing Arts Center.

General admission is $5, and children age 5 and younger get in free.

With more than 14 acts, the show is expected to feature singing, guitar, yo-yo, comedy, dance and more.

PHS students make up the majority of the talent for the event.

Information: 356-7097, extension 6201

Today in history

On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress passes a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces for the recently formed Continental Navy.

The resolution, drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia, created the Continental Marines and is now observed as the birth date of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Today — A break from wind…sunny and highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.