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FEBRUARY 19, 2019 | NATIONAL VET GIRLS ROCK DAY | NATIONAL LASH DAY | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MINT DAY

National Vet Girls ROCK Day - February 19

NATIONAL VET GIRLS ROCK DAY

On February 19, National Vet Girls ROCK Day recognizes the immense dedication of the nearly 2 million U.S. veteran women.

On National Vet Girls ROCK Day, not only is it a day to recognize women veterans, but it’s a day for women veterans to support one another and to share resources, build relationships and spread awareness concerning the needs of women veterans

The willingness of America’s [Women] veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. ~Jeff Miller

Since the Revolutionary War, women have served in the armed forces, and many have not been recognized for their service. Today, the contributions of nearly 2 million women veterans deserve acknowledgment. National Vet Girls ROCK Day celebrates the bonds they formed and their experiences through military service.

While we can never truly repay the debt we owe our heroes, the least we should do for our brave veterans is to ensure that the government takes a proactive approach to delivering the services and benefits they have earned, so they can access the care they need and so richly deserve. ~Kirsten Gillibrand

Like thousands of military personnel, support transitioning from military to civilian life develops both their professional and personal success. Honoring their accomplishments, skills, and essential contributions both in the military and civilian fields elevate the place of the woman veteran to her proper position.

From the world wars of Europe to the jungles of the Far East, from the deserts of the Middle East to the African continent, and even here in our own hemisphere, our “women” veterans have made the world a better place and America the great country we are today. ~ John Hoeven

HOW TO OBSERVE

Connect with other women veterans for camaraderie and support on National Vet Girls ROCK Day. Join a VGR meetup at various designated restaurant locations throughout the United States and affirm your support of women veterans.

Tell us about your favorite woman veteran and use #VetGirlsROCKDay to share on social media. Follow AVWA and VGR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for upcoming AVWA and VGR events. (@avwaorg and @VetGirlsRock1)

HISTORYVet Girls ROCK

Vet Girls Rock founded National Vet Girls Rock Day on February 19, 2019, to bring awareness to the contributions of women veterans to the United States military and to provide an opportunity for women veterans to celebrate the bonds they formed during their service.

 

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Vet Girls Day to be observed annually on February 19.

About Vet Girls Rock

Vet Girls ROCK, an initiative under Active Veterans With Answers, founded in 2017, Vet Girls ROCK serves as a resource and knowledge stream for women veterans. With the struggles of transitioning from military to civilian life; Vet Girls ROCK was created to educate, enlighten, and support women veterans through professional and personal growth that improves awareness, potential, and identify talents. Women veterans who miss that camaraderie can find it in Vet Girls ROCK.

NATIONAL LASH DAY – February 19

NATIONAL LASH DAY

National Lash Day is observed annually on February 19.  This is a day to promote the love and need for true and false eyelashes.  It is a day we all can honor our lashes.

Eyelashes are a key staple to every makeup look and beauty enthusiast. Lashes have always been known to make your eyes pop and stand out from the crowd.  They help keep dirt or substances from entering your eye and aid in preventing infections.  Eyelashes also help prevent eye moisture from evaporating.  Needless to say, eyelashes are a true necessity for every person at any age. 

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalLashDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Lash Day was submitted by House of Lashes and proclaimed by the Registrar at National Day Calendar to be observed annually on February 19.

At House of Lashes we believe in an Eco-Chic green environment and pledge to keep our products animal cruelty-free.  In this way, we manufacture all of our lash boxes out of recyclable packaging and our lashes are hand-crafted using 100% sterilized premium human hair and cruelty-free synthetic fibers.  Our inspirations are derived by remarkably creative and diverse communities and have a passion to serve individuals to make them look and feel beautiful.  We strive to become the top pioneering eyelash brand around the globe as we pride ourselves in premium quality products and continue to provide excellent customer service.  “HOL” is founded by a beauty and fashion expert who spent four years researching lashes from all over the world narrowing down the top ten most flattering styles for every eye shape. At House of Lashes, we believe lashes make everything better and stand behind the mantra ‘Quality is Queen.’

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MINT DAY – February 19

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MINT DAY

Recognized by the US National Confectioners Association, National Chocolate Mint Day is observed annually across the nation on February 19th.  This holiday has been set aside for all the chocolate mint lovers to eat their favorite treats all day long.

The Aztecs and Mayans are given much credit for their ways with chocolate, and while chocolate was brought back to Europeans, they were not fond of the dark, bitter bean, and it was used more for medicinal purposes.

As it was mostly consumed as a hot beverage, Europeans mixed mint, cinnamon and other spices to make it more palatable.  Over time, sugar was added, and the combination of chocolate and mint became fashionable.

Fast forward to the mid-1800s when inventions and improvements in processes made it possible for confectioners to begin mass producing chocolates.  Even then, small candy shops served a local public.  Advertisements for mint chocolates, or chocolate mints, did not start showing up in newspapers until the turn of the century.

The International Dairy Foods Association states that mint chocolate chip is the 10th most popular flavor of ice cream.

One of the earliest mass-producers of chocolate mints was Huyler’s in New York, which had a chain of stores across the country.

Today we find mint chocolate in everything from ice cream to brownies, cookies and candies, liquors and sauces.

Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies were first sold in 1953 and are still their most popular cookie.

Mint chocolate is also the name of an herb with edible leaves that taste like chocolate and mint.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Below is a favorite frosting recipe for chocolate cake.  It looks great decorated with chocolate mint candies, a perfect to celebrate National Chocolate Mint Day!

Mint Frosting for Chocolate Cake

1 package cream cheese (8 0z), softened
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon mint extract
Green food coloring

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.  On low speed, beat in mint extract, 2 to 3 drops of green food coloring and 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar until mixed.  Beat on medium speed until fluffy.  Store frosted cake in refrigerator.

The following are some other chocolate mint recipes for you to try:

Layered Mint Chocolate Fudge
Chocolate Mint Brownies
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Mint Pie

And, for those who are thirsty:

Chocolate-Mint Martini

Use #ChocolateMintDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Chocolate Mint Day.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar™ is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months.  In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.
 
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