Today is SINGLE DAY

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  1. happyganl

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    do you have this festival there?
    On every 11.11 we called it SINGLE DAY.
    it is new ,arised recent years.
    many "1" mean single.
    young people celebrate it,including some married people:cool:
     
  2. blueroomelectronics

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    You must be in China.
     
  3. jpanhalt

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    November 11th is denoted as Veterans day (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_day) in much of the western hemisphere. Woodrow Wilson proclaimed 11th day of the 11th month to be a day of remembrance for the war dead. Some add that it is the 11th hour of the 11th day. I don't know the precise reasoning behind it. There is a general feeling of finality to being the 11th hour, as in having an 11th hour reprieve, or he waited until the 11th hour to get it done. However, the contextual meaning is definitely related to eleven (11), not two one's or multiple one's.

    John
     
  4. Markd77

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    No single day here, it's a catchy idea though, might happen in a while.
     
  5. happyganl

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    right, I am in Mars town in china
     
  6. JoeJester

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    Armistice Day ... 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month .... the end of World War I.

    Here is a show I put together for the 2002 Veterans Day ... the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam memorial ...
    http://www.tech-service.net/downloads/2002_Veterans_Day_Tribute.mp3 It's about 14 minutes long.

    I plan to be at the DFW Veterans Cemetary today at 3 pm for the ceremony, followed by another ceremony at American Legion Post 81 in Duncanville, TX after 6 pm.

    I like to remember the two former sailors of the USS Indianapolis that I met in my lifetime, both are now deceased, joining their brothers who died that fateful week after their ship was torpedoed as they treaded in that shark infested water.

    God Bless all the veterans, everywhere on this planet.
     
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  7. thatoneguy

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    I also remember it as Armistice Day, though the name has changed to Veterans Day, I forgot what year they did that.
     
  8. jpanhalt

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    June 1, 1954, according to the Wikipedia link, the holiday name was changed to Veterans day. The act establishing the holiday to remember all veterans was May 26, 1954 (loc. cit.).

    John
     
  9. t06afre

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    On many western university. It is single day every weekend.
    Baby, let's get together
    Honey hush, me and you
    And do the things
    Ah, do the things
    That we like to do
    Oh . . .
    Do a little dance,
    make a little love
    Get down tonight
    :cool:(From K.C. & The Sunshine - Get Down Tonight)
     
  10. jpanhalt

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    Let's see, you passed your accounting exam, so do you work here?

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    Mars seems to be a popular place name in China, according to Google. Here is one hit.

    John

    P.S. Mars, PA is a small town north of Pittsburgh, USA.
     
  11. happyganl

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    :D:D
    here it is also original from university
     
  12. happyganl

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    :D
    its not in accounting area.and even passed the exam, its still a long way to work full time,for i need to internship first.
     
  13. thatoneguy

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    Didn't realize it was that long ago. Some people around here still call it Armistice day, but they grew up in WW II or older eras.
     
  14. DumboFixer

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    Still called Armistice Day (or Remembrance Day) here in Europe.The Armistice saw the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. The reason the truce was to go into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month was as a remembrance of the Feast of the Soldier later Bishop, St. Martin of Tours, which is celebrated on November 11.
     
  15. jpanhalt

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    Wow, thank you for that bit of history. As I said awhile ago, I did not know why the 11th hour of the 11th day... was picked. Of course, we called it armistice day in the US until Ike change it. I think he did the right thing. It was a horrible war, but it turned out not to be the war to end all wars.

    John
     
  16. loosewire

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    Without being able to use all the services Military Might,
    our troops are fighting with there hands tieded. How can
    they ask our soldiers to hold there fire and end up dead.
    Give a warning like a hurricane leave the area or be killed.
    Send In the missles take out the village like a flood or
    hurricane would. Why do we put up with this,sending our
    troops out every day and leave the territory taken to return to
    base. Start the next day with the same plan that the enemy
    Is expecting,take It again and go to camp.Take the territory
    and keep It.use night scopes to keep the enemy on the run.
    Dig In for your life,let the suppy line follow up. What happen to
    night missles to hone In on night movment. Why do Americans
    not stand up for using all our powers on behave of troops. Set me
    staright with your opinion.

    Is expecting
     
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  17. mik3

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    The best single day will be on 11/11/11. :p
     
  18. R!f@@

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    I'm single for not being single....what's the catch.
     
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