Posted in Blessed, God, Holiday, Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING!

Hi Guys,

I love the Thanksgiving season, because it helps me to look over my life and see that I am blessed a whole lot.  I know that if I have a house to live in and it’s got a bed and some food and I have clothes to wear and shoes to put on then I am blessed.  In the winter when it’s coldest, I have heat in my house and warm pajamas to put on, and a nice cup of hot chocolate to drink while I read my favorite story on my phone or tablet or I have a real book in my hands, then I am thankful. Very thankful.  

So, as this Thanksgiving season begins don’t forget to show thankfulness and thank God for all your blessings.  Also, pray that God will bless other families who don’t have what you have.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

thanksgiving horn of plenty

Here’s a history of Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2018 occurs on Thursday, November 22. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Jenny

Online Reference:  https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving

 

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Posted in America, Armed Forces, National, Patriotism, Veterans Day

VETERANS DAY

Hi Guys,

Sunday, November 11, 2018 is Veterans Day.  Here’s a brief history of Veterans Day:

kids_thank_vetVeterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

When Is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States.

So, be grateful and thankful for all the men and women who serve our great country.  Pray for them and their families, too.

Talk to you later,

Jenny

Online Reference:  https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts

 

 

Posted in America, Armed Forces, God, Holiday, Veterans Day

VETERANS DAY

American soldier serviceman salute flag

Hi Guys,

It’s me Bookman, and my friend Jenny asked me to tell you about Veterans Day, so here goes.

talking_bookWell, it’s November and we automatically think about the Thanksgiving Holiday. But do you know what? There is a holiday that happens before Thanksgiving. That holiday is called Veterans Day. Do you know what a veteran is? I sure hope so. But just in case you may not be familiar with that word, I’ll tell  you. A veteran is any man or woman who has served in the military armed forces of this country. So, a veteran can have been in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Reserves, National Guard-any branch of military service for this great country of ours.

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11, 2017. In fact November 11th is always the day where we honor and thank all those who have served in this country’s armed forces. Maybe your dad, mom, sister, brother, cousin, aunt, uncle or even grandparents were in the service. If so, be proud of them and thank them. And if your loved one is in the service now, thank them and thank God for them and always pray for them; because they miss you just like you miss them. We want them to come home soon, don’t we?  So, on November 11th say thank you to a veteran and then say a prayer for all of them.

Here’s a brief history about Veterans Day:

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

Online reference:  http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts

Jenny