I’m grateful to Jil Hinds and AARP-Georgia for this opportunity to speak with you today.
I participated in Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia with the XVIII Airborne Corps, in Operation Iraqi Freedom with Central Command in Qatar, and in Baghdad, Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division. I served 27 years in the greatest Army on the planet. My name is Angela M. Odom and I am a proud Army veteran.
Since 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the American people observed November 11, first as Armistice Day at the end of World War 1 and now as Veterans Day. I thank all who are here and all who will gather around this nation over the next few days to continue this great tradition of celebrating men and women in the Army,...
As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with family, friends and loved ones, I would like to take this opportunity to express sincere gratitude to you and yours. Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of November. This year Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 23.
Traditional Thanksgiving meals:
The traditional Thanksgiving meal revolves around turkey, to the point where Thanksgiving is sometimes colloquially called Turkey Day. The turkey is usually served with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy. Yams or sweet potatoes are another important part of Thanksgiving dinner and is often served as a side-dish. Click here for some Thanksgiving Day Recipes.
How is the day celebrated?
Many big cities hold a Thanksgiving Day parade, the most famous of which is the Macy's parade in New York City – an annual pageant of floats, cheerleaders, marching bands and gigantic helium balloons in the shape of cartoon characters including...
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" - Maya Angelou
Happy Veterans Day!
A great big "Thank You" to our military women and men who have served our country with dignity and honor. Thank you for your service to our great nation.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VETERANS DAY AND MEMORIAL DAY?
Both holidays were established to recognize and honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May, was originally set aside as a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.
While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11, Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is...