Thanksgiving Activities with @fancy_walkin // #kiteflying #dogwalking #beachcombing // #makeportraits #vscocam #vsco #vscolove (at Duck, NC)
Halfsies // #changingleaves #vsco #vscocam #vscolove // #RVA #southernstove (at Southern Stove Works)
Glowing embers // my dad built himself a cool fire pit in his backyard. 🌌🌔🍂 #nofilter #RVA (at Pop’s House)
Dazed survivors begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday after a super typhoon killed an estimated 10,0000 in the central Philippines. Full story.
President Benigno Aquino declared a state of national calamity and deployed hundreds of soldiers in the coastal city of Tacloban to quell looting.
The huge scale of death and destruction from Friday’s storm become clearer as reports emerged of thousands of people missing and images showed apocalyptic scenes in one town that has not been reached by rescue workers.
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, typhoon Haiyan leveled Basey, a seaside town in Samar province about 10 km (6 miles) across a bay from Tacloban in Leyte province, where at least 10,000 people were killed, according to officials.
About 2,000 people were missing in Basey, said the governor of Samar province.
"The situation is bad, the devastation has been significant. In some cases the devastation has been total," Secretary to the Cabinet Rene Almendras told a news conference.
The United Nations said officials in Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the storm on Friday, had reported one mass grave of 300-500 bodies. More than 600,000 people were displaced by the storm across the country and some have no access to food, water, or medicine, the U.N. says.
Photo: aerial view of a coastal town devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan in Samar province in central Philippines, on November 11, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
In 1938, Congress passed a law creating a legal holiday every year on November 11th.
That the 11th day of November in each year, a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day, is hereby made a legal public holiday.
FDR’s 1941 Armistice Day address at Arlington National Cemetery:
Among the great days of national remembrance, none is more deeply moving to Americans of our generation than the eleventh of November, the anniversary of the Armistice of 1918, the day sacred to the memory of those who gave their lives in the war which that day ended.
Today in History- Armistice Day of WWI became Veterans Day in 1954
One of the guns of Battery D, 105th Field Artillery, showing American flag which was hoisted after the last shot had been fired when the armistice took effect. Etraye, France., 11/11/1918
The hostilities of World War I came to end with the Armistice declared on November 11, 1918. Following the end of the war, November 11th was observed as “Armistice Day" until it was officially renamed "Veterans Day" in 1954.
1. This is how we’re eating every Sandwich Monday, from here on out.
2. Nick Offerman was our Not My Job guest last week, enjoy it with us, won’t you? http://www.npr.org/2013/11/09/243936010/not-my-job-we-quiz-nick-offerman-on-the-finer-points-of-manhood