Tuesday, November 30, 2010

World Aids Day!!!

Here are 5 to 7 facts about Aids:
~ global number of HIV/AIDS cases is 33.3 million, of which 15.9 million are women and 2.5 are children.
~Almost 2 million people die from the disease every year.
~There are over 900 children under the age of 15 living with HIV in the UK, the majority of whom are of school age.
~In 2007 over 330 gay & bisexual men under the age of 24 were newly diagnosed with HIV.
~Over three quarters of children under the age of 15 living with HIV are black African.
~There are signifcantly higher rates of HIV among prisoners than among the general population.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The History of Veterans Day

November 11 became Veterans Day because in the year of 1919 President Wilson announced that the 11th was the day that veterans were to be remembered and be filled with pride, and to be grateful for what the veterans have done for us.

Veterans Day is right after World War 1 also known as "The Great War", so many soilders died in WW1.Veterans Day is a celabration to honor the american veterans for their patriotism, and the love of the country.

Later that same year on the 8th President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the "Veterans Day Proclamation".Which is found on this site. http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/docs/proclamation_1954.pdf

I found this information on this site http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.

I know a few Veterans and I am so proud of what they have done. Knowing that there are people out there that are willing to serve and protect the people of our country makes me feel safer.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010