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★~ Today’s Quote:
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one. (Imagine: John Lennon)
★~ International Day Of Peace: ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth”
Peace Day marks our personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire would mean to humankind. Imagine.
★~ Veterans Day:
This holiday recognizes and honors all of the military veterans who have served our country. Veterans Day is celebrated each year on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. President Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day in 1919, and President Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954. Similar celebrations take place all across the world.
There are over 20 million veterans living in the United States. Today, we honor all of those American veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good of our country.
★~ Origami Day:
The folded paper crane is an international symbol of peace. If you would like to make one here are the directions: Origami Crane.
★~ Sundae Day:
There are hundreds of different variations of the original ice cream sundae, all with different ice cream flavors and toppings. Did you know that the most expensive sundae on record sold for $1,000? It had five scoops of rich vanilla ice cream, edible gold leafs, candied fruit, expensive chocolate, and was served in a crystal goblet with a golden spoon. To celebrate National Sundae Day, enjoy a sundae with your favorite ice cream flavors and toppings. Don’t forget the whip cream and cherry on top! Enjoy!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1921 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
♥~ 1940 – The Jeep, built by Willys-Overland, made its debut . The Jeep was named after G.P. for General Purpose.
♥~ 2009 – Andy Warhol’s 1962 painting 200 One Dollar Bills sold for a record $43.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York City.
♥~ 1885 – George S. (Smith) Patton Jr. ‘Old Blood and Guts’: U.S. Army General
♥~ 1962 – Demi Moore (Demetria Guynes) actress: Indecent Proposal, Ghost, The Seventh Sign, A Few Good Men, Color of Night, St. Elmo’s Fire, Choices, General Hospital, Striptease, G.I. Jane
♥~ 2000 – A set of twins from Madison, Wis., have big plans for Friday: They will be celebrating their 11th birthday on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011.
★~ Did You Know: A Video for Veteran’s Day
I wonder what would happen if each of us collectively focused on our own peace and found away to honor and acknowledge our own peace….Imagine….
Peace.. .what does it mean to you? What gives you a feeling of peace and being connected? Odd Loves Company!
Peace Be With You!