Latest Holidays in the United States Stories

2014-05-22 20:23:45

GAINESVILLE, Va., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gather your friends and family and enjoy the outdoors with a fun BBQ, but most importantly make it a day full of remembrance and family traditions. Beth DePompei, Entertaining Essentials Director at GreatGatherings.com shares some Memorial Day traditions for the whole family and ideas for your must-have BBQ. A Casual and Commemorative BBQ: -- Stuff mason jars with a red or blue napkin then insert individual sets of silverware for...

2014-04-10 23:01:33

West Virginia's governor encourages residents to get involved in their communities and plant a tree. Department of Commerce's Division of Forestry will assist with Arbor Day celebrations. Charleston, W.Va. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has designated April as Arbor Month throughout the state of West Virginia. “West Virginia is the third most forested state in the nation, with 12 million acres of forests. This vast renewable resource is important to our...

2011-05-12 15:40:00

Troop Support Nonprofit Challenges America PASADENA, Calif., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soldiers' Angels calls on all Americans to actively observe Memorial Day this May 30 by participating in an official Moment of Remembrance or undertaking other acts in honor of the over 1.3 million service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Americans often observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials, attending parades, concerts and memorial...

2011-05-11 11:57:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What is Memorial Day? A new poll commissioned by The National WWII Museum reveals the nation is in danger of forgetting. Eighty percent of all Americans confess to having "little" or "some" knowledge of the holiday. Just 20 percent claim to be "very familiar" with the day's purpose, which is to honor those who have died while fighting the nation's wars. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110511/DA00305) In response, The National WWII...

Latest Holidays in the United States Reference Libraries

2006-12-13 14:48:55

The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as the woodchuck, land beaver, or the whistle pig, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae. It belongs to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. Most marmots live in rocky and mountainous areas, but the woodchuck is a lowland creature. It is widely distributed in North America. It is found in Alaska, Alabama, and Georgia. In the west it is found only in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia and northern Washington. Anatomy and Behavior...

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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.