Archive for May 24th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day 2009 (05/24)

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 24 : 1 day to Memorial Day

Did you know that the first state to officially recognize the observance of Memorial Day was New York, in 1873?

Over the next decade, May 30th was adopted by other northern states as their official Memorial Day as well. The southern states, however, honored their Civil War casualties on a different date. The nation did not finally unite behind one Memorial Day until after World War I.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/25)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Shavuot 2009 (05/24)

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Jewish
Holiday of Shavuot

May 24 : 4 days to Shavuot begins

Did you know that the word Shavuot means “weeks” in Hebrew?

The name of the holiday refers to the fact that it falls exactly seven weeks, or 49 days, after the Jewish festival of Passover.

Shavuot is the Jewish holiday celebrating the harvest season in Israel. Shavuot also commemorates the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Stop by again as we’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Shavuot (sundown 05/28).

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(May 24) Today we're celebrating . . .  Brother's Day

Sunday, May 24th, 2009


Brother’s Day
Celebrating the brotherhood of men! For whether their bonds are biological or via fraternity, military, union, or friendship – a brother is a brother is a brother.

 

 

 

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