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Did You Know? Countdown to Veterans Day (11/10)

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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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

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Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving (11/10)

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

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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.

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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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Did You Know? Countdown to Veterans Day (11/08)

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

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

Nov 08 : 03 days till Veterans Day

Did you know that Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day?

The first Armistice Day was held on November 11, 1918 to commemorate the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of WWI were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.)

In 1954, Congress voted to change the name of the holiday to Veterans Day and to expand its definition to include honoring all those who have served in the United States 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

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

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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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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Did You Know? Days of the Dead (11/01)

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore About Mexico’s
Days of the Dead
(Los Dias De Los Muertos)

November 01

Did you know that the Days of the Dead are actually a three-day celebration, beginning the evening of October 31 and culminating on November 3?

The Mexican holiday coincides with America’s Halloween, and many of the traditions have melded across the border. The holiday is also rooted in the Mexican people’s strong Catholic faith, which celebrates All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on November 1st and 2nd.


Los Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead), is a traditional Mexican holiday honoring the dead. It is celebrated every year at the same time as Halloween and the Christian holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Unlike the modern-day interpretation of Halloween, Los Dias de los Muertos is neither morbid nor gloomy but rather a festive remembrance of those who have departed.

Los Dias de los Muertos, which is celebrated November 01st & 2nd, can also be referred to as (the singular) El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).

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Did You Know? November

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
November 01

It’s November!!

Happy November,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

Did You Know? November facts

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: November

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