Origin of "Draw a Picture of a Bird Day":
On April,1943, 7 year old Dorie Cooper visited her uncle in the hospital.
He had been injured in WWII, having lost his leg to a land mine.
She asked him to draw a picture of a bird.
He did, and she teased him saying it wasn't a very good picture,
but she would hang it in her room. This lifted his spirits.
Three years later, Dorie was struck and killed by a car.
At her funeral there were many bird pictures and drawings,
prompting the creation of this day.