Archive for the 'Independence Day' Category

(July 04) Today we’re celebrating. . .  (US) Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Independence Day (4th of July – US)
Celebrating the 235th birthday of the United States of America: On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress.

And in honor of the day – Holidays on the Net invites you to celebrate America’s birthday with us.

Whether you enjoy BBQs, fireworks or picnics in the park, we’ve got plenty of fun for your 4th of July. To help your family get into the independence spirit, we also have a trove of craft projects and coloring pictures that are perfect for kids young and old.

If you’re a history buff, Independence Day is probably one of your favorite holidays. What better way to relive our nation’s history than to spend its birthday visiting the national monuments and memorials in Washington, DC?

Or you can visit our site for a refresher on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the timeline of the American Flag and the full text and signers of the Declaration of Independence. And if you’re a trivia freak, you don’t want to miss our Did You Know? Facts and Figures about July 4th.

Are you planning to host or attend a 4th of July cookout (would it be July 4th if you didn’t?!) Be sure to peruse all our great grill recipes — plus our patriotic pastries, like Mom’s Favorite Apple Pie.

We look forward to hosting you at our biggest birthday bash yet!

And a bit of holiday trivia – Today is also the anniversary of the song – America the Beautiful.

(June 14) Today we’re observing . . .  Flag Day / National Flag Day USA

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Flag Day
By Presidential Proclamation; honors and celebrates our flag, our country, and our heritage.

National Flag Day USA: Pause for Pledge
All Americans are asked to pause at 7PM EST to share a moment of nationwide patriotism.

 

Related link: Independence Day on the Net – U.S. Flag Etiquette

(December 07) Today we’re observing . . .  Pearl Harbor Day

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011


Pearl Harbor Day
By Presidential Proclamation, today we honor and remember those who were killed when the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Japanese Air Force on December 07th, 1941. Before September 11th 2001, this was the first and only only attack on US soil.

photo credit: via flickr

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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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

vetdayPosterVeterans Day (US)
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 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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