Today is my birthday.  But I share it with Smokey Bear.  He is a bit older than me at 75 years young and looking fab!

Smokey Bear…(not ‘Smokey the Bear’ just fyi) was given the OK by the Forest Service in 1944 on this date and first appeared on a poster in October.

Happy Birthday Smokey!  Check out more about Smokey’s history at his website.

And remember kids…only you can prevent wild fires.