Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to prepare your home for cold weather. These steps, most of which you can do yourself, will help lower your utility bills and protect your investment.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 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.
19 million living veterans served during at least one war as of April 2021.
11 percent of veterans are women.
5.9 million veterans served during the Vietnam War.
7.8 million veterans served in the Gulf War era.
Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 240,000 were still alive as of 2021.
933,000 veterans served during the Korean War.
As of 2021, the top three states with the highest percentage of Veterans were Alaska, Virginia and Montana.
THANKSGIVING FUN FACTS
- The day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
- Americans eat 704 million pounds of turkey every Thanksgiving.
- The Butterball hotline answers 100,000 turkey-related questions every year.
- Female turkeys don’t gobble.
- “Jingle Bells” was originally a Thanksgiving song.
- Franklin D Roosevelt once moved Thanksgiving up a week.
- The first Thanksgiving lasted three days.
- The woman who got Thanksgiving reinstated as a national holiday also wrote “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
- More people travel to Orlando, Florida than anywhere else on Thanksgiving.