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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
♥~ 1922 – Kurt Vonnegut Jr. writer: Slaughterhouse Five, Cat’s Cradle, Breakfast of Champions; died Apr 11, 2007
♥~ 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
♥~ 1974 – Leonardo (Wilhelm) DiCaprio actor: Titanic, Parenthood, Growing Pains, Critters 3, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Aviator
♥~ 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!
12 thoughts on “November 11: Day Of Peace, Veterans Day, Origami Day, Sundae Day”
Peace…..would be so welcome in all of our lives. Have a peaceful day yourself today!
Thanks Dawn…”welcome” is a great word.
Great El Morno Kb.
Peace be with us all.
I love sundaes — who knew there was a whole day set aside to celebrate them?! Peace is a lofty, but probably unattainable, goal on earth, I’m afraid. Still, I’m all for setting aside time to make at least our own corner of the universe a peaceful one. If everybody embraces that on the personal level, perhaps we can at least TRY to extend it outward!
The idea of peace is rather lofty and I do believe you have to stand for something or you will fall for anything (Toby Keith). I also think peace starts with each individual…the more peaceful we become in our own lives the more the world benefits collectively. I also think that if our elected officials across administration had to be the barrier of bad news to our servicemen and women’s families we would get in and out quicker.
I hope you had a sundae with a cherry on top :-).
Beautiful Post. The Veterans Day video was wonderful.
Peace Be With Us All..Bring our kids home.
Thanks Lizzy-the video was very special. A friend of mine, had a friend who lost their 25 year son this past week in Afghanistan. He was the boy (25) who will never meet his future….
Found it interesting that General Patton was born on Veterans Day. He was a controversial General but he did get the job done. I think he was tough because he cared so much for his men.
I thought that was interesting too. My dad took me to see the movie Patton when I was a kid and I loved it. He was tough on his men but he had wars to fight, wanted to win, and cut casualties—not bad qualities in a general.
Enjoy the post. Peace not always possible but always welcome.
Thank you for the video. I had not seen it and I’m glad I did not miss it.
Thanks for stopping by Renee–It was a powerful video! Glad you had a chance to see it.
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