Archive for November 9th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Veterans Day (11/09/11)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

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

Nov 09 : 02 days till Veterans Day

Did you know that Veterans Day is commonly written as Veteran’s Day or Veterans’ Day?

While these spellings are grammatically acceptable, the United States government has declared that the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling of Veterans Day.

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 09) Today we’re observing . . .  Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

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Anniversary: Kristallnacht
Crystal Night” or “Night of Broken Glass” was named for the smashed and broken glass of store windows as mobs and troops turned on Jewish residents in towns throughout Germany. Businesses and Synagogues were burned or destroyed while bonfires consumed Jewish prayer books and Torah scrolls. Over 30,000 Jewish men were taken to concentration camps.

More info:
Kristallnacht The November 1938 Pogroms

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