Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 11, 2015 Veterans' Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 11, 2015, 436 days to go in President Obama’s term. Trust you enjoyed to the debates last night which with Fox was about issues important to us as opposed to the pathetic theater of the last debates at CNBC; as always I hope you enjoy Wednesday’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video  by Prince,  a relevant quote from Zach Wamp, looking forward to enjoying a sundae, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details. 
         1. Veterans’ Day—commemorating and honoring the sacrifices and service of the men and women in uniform who have served or are serving in our military.                                                        
         2. Karneval (Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands)—let the parties begin with carnival festivities to celebrate the period before the beginning of Lent.
         3. 1991 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1991 on a run of two weeks in that position Cream by Prince. Here is a link to Prince performing Cream:
         4.  National Sundae Day—celebrating another great way to intake ice cream.
         5.  Never Underestimate The Power Of Flowers—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1914 of Daisy Bates, noted civil rights advocate who was instrumental in integrating the public schools in Little Rock, Arkansas.
On this day in:                                           
         a. 1750 the F.H.C Society was founded at Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg, Virginia by several students at Williams and Mary College; it was the first college fraternity in North America and counted as its members Thomas Jefferson.
        b. 1918 in a railroad car in the forest of Compiegne Germany signed an armistice agreement ending hostilities in World War I at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918.                                  
         c. 1921 The Tomb of the Unknowns was dedicated by President Warren Harding at Arlington National Cemetery.
         d. 1993 a sculpture honoring the service of women in the Vietnam War was unveiled at the Vietnam War Memorial.
         e. 2011 Bethesda Softworks released the video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which became the fastest selling video game in history.
Reflections on veterans on this Veterans’ Day: “Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers.” Zach Wamp, former Republican Congressman from Tennessee.
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