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Celebrating the Weekend's Events

Hello Bellas!

We’d like to take today’s blog to recap the events of this past weekend. Forget Me Not Day, Veteran’s Day, and Singles’ Day.

11/10 Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not was birthed back in the 20’s after the First World War due to so many wounded soldiers coming home with no resources to care for them. They were honoring all military who have lost a limb and/or otherwise suffered. Unfortunately, very few services and organizations existed to provide the care and support the veterans needed. However, eventually a movement to remember and deliver services to returning soldiers began in in 1921 – thanks to one injured soldier in particular. His name is Judge Robert S. Marx

Marx called on the nation to establish a day for recognizing veteran’s sacrifices, specifically disabled veterans. He created a fundraising platform as a way to provide the necessary services wounded veterans needed.

How to observe Forget Me Not day:

Remember to support our disabled veterans. Volunteer, donate, and wear a forget-me-not. You can also:

  • Learn more about the history of World War I.
  • Reconnect with a military veteran.
  • Hire a disabled veteran. Their wounds do not represent their skills.

Use #ForgetMeNotDay to post on social media.

11/11 Veterans Day

Veterans Day on November 11th honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. The federal holiday happens on the same day as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which marks World War I. These observances reflect the end of significant hostilities at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany took effect. Initially, the United States observed Armistice Day as well. However, it evolved into the current Veterans Day in 1954.

Source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/veterans-day-november-11/

  • Attend a ceremony
  • Take a veteran you know out for a meal
  • Organize a veteran appreciation event at your place of work or in your community

11/12 Singles’ Day

Originally called Bachelors' Day, Singles’ Day is a Chinese unofficial holiday and shopping season that celebrates people who are not in relationships. It began with a group of young single men as a direct contrast to couples days.  Singles’ Day is the by far the biggest shopping day to celebrate those who are single and unmarried people or those not in a relationship typically commemorate the occasion by treating themselves to gifts and presents. The date 11 November was chosen because the chinese character for the numeral 1 is represented as a vertical straight line, which resembles a bare stick. Also referred to as, 光棍; pinyin: guānggùn, which is Chinese Internet slang for an unmarried man who does not add 'branches' to the family tree. 

How to observe Singles’ Day:

  • Treat yourself! Take yourself on a date
  • Buy yourself flowers or a gift
  • Take yourself to the spa
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