Archive for November 11th, 2011

President Obama lays wreath @ Arlington Cenetary

Friday, November 11th, 2011

President Obama today layed a wreath at Arlington Cemetery in memory of the Veterans lost defending the US

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White House Releases Presidential Proclamation for Veterans Day 2011

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The White House has released Presidential Proclamation for Veterans Day, 2011

Veterans Day, 2011
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2011, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.

Full text of Veterans Day 2011 Presidential Proclamation

Did You Know? Veterans Day (11/11/11)

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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Did You Know?
November 11

It’s Veterans Day!

Thank you for joining us as we counted down to Veterans Day.

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(November 11) Today we’re observing . . .  Veterans Day

Friday, November 11th, 2011

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An American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal and a state holiday, the day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to United States national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty

It is observed on November 11 which is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918)

More info: Veterans Day

Full text of Veterans Day 2011 Presidential Proclamation

photo source: US Dept of Veterans Affairs
source: wikipedia – Veterans Day

Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving (11/11)

Friday, November 11th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving

Nov 11 : 13 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that half of the 110 Pilgrims who had left England in 1620 survived that first year in the New World?

In their second year, however, the Pilgrims flourished with plentiful food sources, thanks in large part to the friendship and guidance of an Abnaki Indian named Squanto.

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.

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