Archive for November 10th, 2011
Did You Know?
Facts & Figures About
America’s Veterans Day
Nov 10 : 01 day till Veterans Day
Did you know that there are more than 25 million military veterans living in the United States?
Of these, 1.7 million are women, 2.4 million are African American and 9.7 million are over the age of 65.
Did you know that over 48 million Americans have served in the military since 1776?
Today, there are reported to be more than half a million regular duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
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
Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving
Nov 10 : 14 days till Thanksgiving
Did you know that the Pilgrims trip to the New World aboard the Mayflower lasted 65 days?
It was a cold and damp journey, and since the ship was wooden, passengers were not allowed to light a fire for warmth or for cooking their food.
Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, a time for family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons. We are delighted to invite you to partake in our Thanksgiving celebration. Our table is full this year, but we always have room for one more! So join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday November 24, 2011.
Sesame Street's Anniversary
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame street…
Its been 42 years since Big Bird, Burt and Ernie, Elmo, et al, moved into the neighborhood.