Happy American Thanksgiving!
Today is the fourth Thursday in November, annually celebrated in the United States as Thanksgiving Day since 1941. It was on this date – 26 November – in 1789 that President George Washington proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving and in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln set Thanksgiving Day as the final Thursday of November. … Continue reading Happy American Thanksgiving!
Reading Log #5: November 2013
Wow! I managed to finish a whopping eleven (11) books in November, the last of which I completed just an hour before midnight on the 30th. I did spend about 200 minutes longer reading during the month while absorbing almost 20 pages less. I think that means I'm ruminating more on what I just read … Continue reading Reading Log #5: November 2013
The Gettysburg Address, 1863-2013
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania November 19, 1863 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so … Continue reading The Gettysburg Address, 1863-2013
Muang Phuket Local Post: New Issue — The Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary, 19 November
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln's famous two-minute speech given at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the famous Pennsylvania battlefield. Muang Phuket Local Post (MPLP) will join in this commemoration by issuing a single 25-satang artistamp, imperforate and ungummed, in sheets of fifteen (three rows … Continue reading Muang Phuket Local Post: New Issue — The Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary, 19 November
Veterans Day: A Personal View and My “American” Month
Today we celebrate the American holiday of Veterans Day, established back in 1919 to honor those brave men (and, later, women) who have served in our armed forces. It's one of one of the handful of days each year that I feel especially proud of my American heritage (one of the others -- Memorial Day … Continue reading Veterans Day: A Personal View and My “American” Month