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VETERANS DAY – November 11


Veterans Day on November 11th honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. The federal holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which marks World War I. These observances reflect the end of significant hostilities at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany took effect. Initially, the United States observed Armistice Day as well. However, it evolved into the current Veterans Day in 1954.

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On November 11th, National Sundae Day brings a celebration to ice cream lovers across the country. Enjoy one of every flavor and bring a friend!

An ice cream sundae typically consists of one or two scoops of ice cream topped with syrup or sauce. The sundae is often topped with…Read more…

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November 11th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) History

President Warren G. Harding presides over the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. Sculptor Thomas Hudson Jones designed the tombstone and it is the most hallowed grave at Arlington National Cemetery.


With a rising number of car owners across the nation, the establishment of the United States Numbered Highway System improved navigation along the nation’s highways and bi-ways. Before the numbering system, existing roads were named and maintained by trail associations with no standard from state to state or region to region.


Jeep makes its Army debut when Willys-Overland delivers the 4×4 prototype.


The New York Knickerbockers squared off against the Chicago Stags in their first-ever home game in Madison Square Gardens. Despite the losing 78-68, an attendance of 17,205 assured future home games for the young team in the venue.

Recipe of the Day

Pan Fried Onion Slices
Prep:  5 minutes
Cook:  10 minutes
Total Prep:  15 minutes
Servings:  4


2 large onions (9 to 11 ounces each), peeled and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon oregano, crushed
Pepper to taste


Pan-fry onion slices in large skillet 8 to 10 minutes or until onions are tender; turn halfway through cooking time.

Sprinkle slices with cheese, oregano and pepper and heat until cheese melts.

November 11th Celebrated (And Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
John T Dorrance -1873

In 1897, the young chemist developed a process for condensing soup. He was working for the Joseph A Campbell Preserve Company at the time, and the rest is history.

George Patton – 1885

The military leader served in the United States Army during both World War I and World War II. When he died in 1945 in Heidelberg, Germany, Patton was a four-star general.

Daisy Lee Gaston – 1914

As a journalist and civil rights activist, Bates served as a powerful voice for integration. Her activism in Little Rock, AR played a significant role in recording the resistance to integration.

Anna Schwartz – 1915

Schwartz’s contributed more than seventy years to economic research during her career. Throughout her career, she earned a reputation for her economic expertise and was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2013.

Madeleine Damerment – 1917

During World War II, Damerment served as a spy for the French Resistance. In 1943, Nazi guards captured her and held her captive for nearly a year. She was executed with three other female spies in 1944.

Evelyn Wawryshyn – 1924

One of the best players in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League brushed off the first offer from a scout. However, six seasons later playing second base and hitting .266 brought Wawryshyn a career to remember.

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