Sunday, November 11, 2007

30 Days of Coffee - Day 11 - Veteran's Day



Sunday morning calls for a little flavored coffee creamer. I wouldn't drink this in all my cups of coffee, but an occasional cup is okay. The mug I am using this morning was handmade by a friend of my son. I forgot I had it and realize that I really like the way this mug "fits". I may hide it until he moves.....
Many of us have this weekend as a long weekend aka Veteran's Day. Technically tomarrow is NOT Veteran's Day....today is. I found it strange to have to explain that to a co-worker. So for those of you who don't live in the US or maybe your just too young and never learned about it? A little information....
Veteran's Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who served to protect this country. They served and fought to protect us, keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives. In some cases, they made the ultimate sacrifice of death.
On November 11th 1921 at 11:11, the US, France, and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual "Armistice Day" holiday. The time and day was picked because in 1918, fighting ceased (WWI) on November 11th at 11:11. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed Armistice Day to Veteran's Day to honor those who served and died in all wars, not just WWI.
In keeping with tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.....
Class dismissed.

5 comments:

Priscilla said...

ooooo I love the mug. Nice and thick. Does it keep the coffee warm for a long time? I like a nice thick mug that keeps the coffee warm for a little while.

♥PugPosse♥ said...

Oh Pumpkin spice! Yum! I saw gingerbread the other day at the store and mint chocolate. I didn;t buy them becasue I really am not a fan of flavored coffee. Only Blueberry coffee with I Love!

Leah said...

Thanks for the info on Veteran's day--I had no idea!

I LOOOOOVVE flavored coffee creamer (probably because I don't really like the taste of coffee but love the caffeine). My favorite is the peppermint mocha. MMMMM! I love seeing all of your coffee mugs!

Pam said...

That really is a nice mug. Enjoy the three-day weekend. I have Monday off as well.

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

I want a long weekend too! Lucky bum! Come clean out my garden.

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