Happy Belated Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving!

November 29, 2011 sexyknees

Happy Veteran's Day and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

My apologies, everyone!  As you are probably well aware, I m not exactly as consistent as I wish on adding new posts to my blog – hence this incredibly lame two-holiday spectacular to honor our veterans as well as our nation’s Thanksgiving feast.  I’ll try to do better about this in the future!

To the veterans I wish to thank all 21.9 million of you for protecting the people of  our great nation.  You have done so much to for our country and we owe you so much more than just a simple “thank you.”  Your service to the United States has kept us safe, and you have selflessly provided the people of so many other nations with humanitarian aid, badly needed security, and liberation from tyranny.  You are all in my heart and prayers.

To give you a bit of background, Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.  On November 11, 1938, it became a national holiday, and in 1954 was changed to “Veterans Day” by President Eisenhower as a way to honor those who served in all American wars.  The day honors living military veterans with parades, speeches, and a national ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

On to Thanksgiving, which is celebrated by both Americans (on the 4th Thursday of November) and Canadians (on the second Monday of October).  It is a day which is set aside as a national holiday to celebrate the generosity of the Wampanoag Native Americans in 1621 when they provided the 102 colonists of Plymouth, MA, with food, seeds for crops, and fishing methods to help them survive the winter.  For Canada, Thanksgiving stems from explorer Martin Frobisher’s celebration for surviving the treacherous journey through storms and icebergs from England to Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island in 1578.  Yay!  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!

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