That's right, the big guy of fire protection himself, Smokey Bear, turns Sixty-five on Sat.
The year 1944 saw the birth of what has to be, one heck of a successful ad campaign. In a recent study, 95% of those surveyed could finish the sentence when given the first words.
Wow! 95% is awesome. How about you out there, do you remember what smokey would say in those commercials where all the woodland animals were in the background, homeless after a fire burned away the forest?
Need a hint?
How'd ya do? Need the rest?
"Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires."
Fear not if you got it wrong, because in 2001 they changed it to "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires." Is that the way you remember it? I, myself prefer the Forest Fires way, but I guess that what I got use to. :)
If you happen to be in or around International Falls, MN this weekend, stop by the visit Smokey Bear Park and get your pic taken with this guy...26 ft tall Smokey.