Archive for November 7th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Veterans Day 2009 (11/07)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts & Figures About
America’s Veterans Day

Nov 07 : 04 days till Veterans Day

Did you know that Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans?

Veterans Day is both a federal holiday as well as a state holiday in all 50 states, and is usually observed on November 11th.

However, in years where November 11th occurs on a Sunday the following Monday is designated as the holiday. If Veterans Day occurs on a Saturday then either the Saturday or Friday may be designated.

Veterans Day is the day that America pays tribute to its military veterans. Also known as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, Veterans Day is usually observed November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of WWI formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.) Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the Veterans Day (November 11th)!

Sources: US Census Bureau / Wikipedia

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(November 07) Today we're celebrating . . .  Republican Elephant Day

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Republican Elephant Day
On this day in 1874, Thomas Nast used the elephant* to represent the Republican Party in a Harper’s Weekly satirical cartoon.

*The 1874 Nast cartoon featured the first notable appearance of the elephant as a symbol of the Republican party.

Note: Click on image to see Nast’s full original drawing.

Image credit: Wikipedia

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