National Day Calendar
November 11, 2021 - National Sundae Day | Veterans Day
Welcome to November 11, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate ice cream bliss and our enduring love for Veterans.
From the late 1800s on, states passed what were known as Blue Laws. They were intended to prohibit the sale of alcohol on Sunday. But the laws also prevented the sale of soda, which could be used as a mixer. That meant that drug stores couldn’t sell ice cream sodas. In order to keep sales up, a pharmacy in Illinois created the ice cream sundae. The origin of the name for the frozen dessert seems pretty straight forward—it was served on Sunday, so it should be called a sundae. But there’s also a story that someone with the last name Sontagg, which is German for “Sunday” invented it. Whatever the origin, let’s all thank our lucky stars that someone did it and enjoy some ice cream today on National Sundae Day.
Veterans Day always falls on November 11th to coincide with the ending of World War I. It was originally known as Armistice Day for the treaty that was signed on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th hour. It has also been approved to be a day dedicated to the cause of world peace. While Memorial Day commemorates all those who lost their lives in service to their country and Armed Forces Day honors those in active duty, Veterans Day encompasses all United States military veterans. It does not change according to where it falls on the day of the week. Veterans Day is a reminder of our admiration for those willing to pay the ultimate price in protection of our freedoms.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.
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