Significant Events on January 1st Throughout History

  Throughout history, there are some significant events that happened on the first day of the year.  Here are a few of them: 1583 - 1st day of the Gregorian calendar in Holland and Flanders 1622 - Papal Chancery adopts Jan. 1 as beginning of the year 1673 - Regular mail delivery begins between New …

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Veteran’s Day Remembrance

Reblogged from last year  - Evolution of Veteran's Day Veteran’s Day evolved in the years following World War I, or “The Great War,” as it was known at the time.  The Great War, a war to end all wars, ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918 when …

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I Have Returned

Seventy-three ago today, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said, “I have returned.” Below is an excerpt from “BAHALA NA (Come What May”: “On October 20, 1944, MacArthur landed in Leyte, fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people by wading ashore at Leyte, but the evening before the Leyte landing, MacArthur spoke through a radio transmitter announcing . …

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Rose Day of Remembrance – September 11

“To remember, lest we forget.” There isn't an American who is not affected by that tragedy at the New York Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. Everyone who died in that tragedy left someone behind who loved them. Rose is a flower of love. To honor and pay tribute to all the victims of the …

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MEMORIAL DAY – A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

      Lest we forget, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's wars. Established in the 1860s during the American Civil War, Memorial Day tapped into the general human need to honor our dead who have done so much to serve this great country. Memorial Day …

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BAHALA NA (Come What May) reduced price in time for Memorial Day

  With Memorial Day approaching, I am offering “BAHALA NA (Come What May)” on Kindle at a discounted price of $2.99 for a limited time starting today. “BAHALA NA (Come What May)” is dedicated to the men of the armed forces who fought bravely to protect my old country, The Philippines, against the Japanese forces. "BAHALA …

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Evolution of Veteran’s Day

Veteran's Day evolved in the years following World War I, or “The Great War,” as it was known at the time.  The Great War, a war to end all wars, ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918 when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went …

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