Friday, November 10, 2006
Happy Veteran's Day...and a book giveaway!
Happy Veteran’s Day from Romance Reviews Today and RRTErotic!
We all have been touched by a military veteran at one point in our lives. It could be you, a family member, friend, neighbor, coworker, or anyone out there.
Here’s a little history of how Veteran’s Day came to be known as it is today:*
Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislature that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'" As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.
In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971.
Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov. 11.
Finally…to help celebrate the holiday weekend, it’s time for a book giveaway. One winner will get her or his choice of one book.
Here is the list of books you get to choose from:
MY BIG FAT SUPERNATURAL WEDDING anthology by various authors including Sherrilyn Kenyon and Charlaine Harris
ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Leslie Kelly
WHISPER OF WANTING by Jamie Sobrato
SANTA, BABY anthology by Jennifer Crusie, Lori Foster and Carly Phillips
I’LL BE SEEING U by Dianne Castell
THE BAREFOOT PRINCESS by Christina Dodd
THE MARRIAGE TRAP by Elizabeth Thornton
NOTHING TO FEAR by Karen Rose
THE KEPT WOMAN by Susan Donovan
FIRST LOVE by Julie Kenner
BAD BOYS IN BLACK TIE by Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy and Morgan Leigh
SIZE 12 IS NOT FAT by Meg Cabot
SECRETS VOL 15 by various authors
How do you get entered? Just post a comment here on this post. Do you know a veteran? Do you see a book you can’t wait to get your hands on? Post a comment and be entered in Romance Reviews Today’s book giveaway!
Contest winner will be announced Monday morning!
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