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With the day before yesterday being Veterans' Day, and this coming week being Little Girl's graduation, i have military and veterans on my mind, and it reminds me of something that happened years ago, when Tee Boudreaux was a little boy.
When it be Veterans' Day, all de chilluns in de grade school be took out to de football field an' told to sit in de stands. On de field, sittin' in groups, dere be veterans of all de armed forces, an' de high school kids be out in de stands, too, and de high school band be on de field.
Some de veterans get up an' talk to de chillun about how it were an honor to be in de service and fight in de war. Den de band go to each group o' de veterans and play de song fo' dat branch o' de military. Den dey play de Star Spangled Banner, an' ever'body stan' up an' sing, an' ever'one be wit' tears.
When it be all over, Tee Boudreaux go up to his maîtresse an' he say, "Mais, Ms. Ledet, what for did dey sen' all dem old people to war?"
Father's Day -- Estonia; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Sweden
Ides of November -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also
Epulum Iovis -- Festival of Feronia, Juno, Minerva, and Jupiter
Fortuna Primigenia -- Fortune of the Firstborn
National Indian Pudding Day
National Reread Old Letters and Magazines Day -- internet generated sentimentality
National Young Readers' Week -- US, sponsored by Pizza Hut's BookIt! Program and the Library of Congress; listen to a different celebrity read a book each day through the 14th
Remembrance Sunday -- England
Runic Half Month Nyd begins (necessity)
Snakes and Ladders Tournament -- Mirano, Italy (a real life size Gioco dell'Oca [snakes and ladders] game dating back to the Medici period, in which competitors dress in medieval garb as the different areas of the city compete against each other)
St. Brice of Tours' Day (Patron against stomach diseases)
St. Homobonus' Day (Patron of business people, cloth workers/garment workers/tailors, cobblers/shoemakers, merchants)
St. Stanislaus Kostka's Day (Patron of aspirants to the Oblates of Saint Joseph, last sacraments; against broken bones)
Tooth Collection Days begin -- Fairy Calendar
Tree Festival Day -- Tunisia (equivalent to Arbor Day, as well as an agricultural festival)
Volkstrauertag -- Germany (National Day of Mourning for all victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars)
World Kindness Day -- promoting a more compassionate world, on the anniversary of the first World Kindness Movement® conference
Kindness Day UK
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, 1982
The Holland Tunnel opens, 1927
Monique Coleman, 1980
Gerard Butler, 1969
Steve Zahn, 1968
Tracy Scoggins, 1959
Jimmy Kimmel, 1967
Vinny Testaverde, 1963
Chris Nth, 1957
Whoopi Goldberg, 1955
Chris Noth, 1954
Shella E. Frazier, 1948
Joe Mantegna, 1947
Jean Seberg, 1938
Gary Marshall, 1934
Madeleine Sherwood, 1922
Oskar Werner, 1922
Nathaniel Benchley, 1915
Louis Brandeis, 1856
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850
Edwin Thomas Booth, 1833
James Clerk Maxwell, 1831
Edward John Trelawney, 1792
"The Lion King"(Play), 1997
"As the Girls Go"(Musical), 1948
Fantasia(Disney animated film), 1940
"Grand Hotel"(Drake play), 1930
Today in History:
English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre, 1002
Lady Jane Grey and Bishop Cranmer are accused of high treason, 1553
Patriot revolutionary forces under Col. Ethan Allen attack Montreal, Quebec, defended by British General Guy Carleton, 1775
Benjamin Franklin says, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” 1789
The first US anti-slavery party, the Liberty Party, convenes in New York, 1839
James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads him to study the subject and come up with what he later calls hypnosis, 1841
The Denny Party arrives at Alki Point, becoming the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington, 1851
The first shipment of canned pineapple leaves Hawai'i, 1895
French cyclist Paul Cornu flies the first helicopter, 1907
Russia completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles, 1947
A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster, 1970
The Double Eagle V becomes the first hot air balloon to make it across the Pacific Ocean, 1981
Xavier Suarez is sworn in as Miami, Florida's first Cuban-born mayor, 1985
The High Court of Australia rules in Dietrich v The Queen that although there is no absolute right to have publicly funded counsel, in most circumstances a judge should grant any request for an adjournment or stay when an accused is unrepresented, 1992
In a referendum voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union, 1994
NASA announces that water has been discoved on the moon, 2009
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