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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. Read more…

National Sundae Day | November 11


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! Read more…

On Deck for November 12, 2022

National Days

National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
National French Dip Day
National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

International Days

World Pneumonia Day
Wine Tourism Day – Second Saturday in November

Recipe of the Day

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Servings: 6 – 8

With so many soup day’s on the calendar, it’s good to be prepared. This Chicken & Wild Rice Soup will warm you up on any cold day. Serve it with homemade French Bread and your home will be toasty all day! Double the batch and freeze some for easy meal prep later in the month.


2 Chicken Breasts
2 Carrots – Sliced
1 Celery – Sliced
3 Green Onions – Sliced
1/4 cup Frozen Peas
2 Cloves Sliced garlic
2 15 oz cans Chicken Broth
1 Box Wild Rice


Prepare 1 cup store brand Wild Rice per instructions on the label using chicken broth to replace water.

While rice is soaking, cube skinless chicken breast into 1/2″ cubes

Dice carrots, celery, and green onions into 1/8″ slices. Set aside.

Dice garlic into 1/8″. Set aside.

In a medium skillet, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil or frying oil. Add chicken and garlic and cook thoroughly (about 8 minutes).

Pour remaining chicken broth and veggies into a soup kettle. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer.

Add frozen veggies and rice. Mix well.

Simmer 20 to 30 minutes. Stir frequently.

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.

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.

About National Day Calendar

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At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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