Archive for November 14th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving (11/14)

Monday, November 14th, 2011

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

Nov 14 : 10 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that Thanksgiving didn’t become an official national holiday for more than 200 years?

It wasn’t until 1863 that President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November a national day of thanksgiving.

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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(November 14) Today we’re celebrating . . .  World Diabetes Day

Monday, November 14th, 2011
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World Diabetes Day
November is National Diabetes Month and this United Nations sponsored holiday aims to raise awareness worldwide about the growing epidemic of diabetes.

More info: World Diabetes Day

The White House Releases Presidential Proclamation for National Diabetes Month 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The White House has released the Presidential Proclamation for National Diabetes Month

National Diabetes Month, 2011
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2011 as National Diabetes Month. I call upon all Americans, school systems, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, health care providers, research institutions, and other interested groups to join in activities that raise diabetes awareness and help prevent, treat, and manage the disease.

Full Text of Presidential Proclamation: National Diabetes Month

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