A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day 2011

The holiday is often celebrated by having a ravioli meal. This tradition dates back to the ending days of World War I when President Woodrow Wilson aware that the returning soldiers would be longing for home cooked meals, invited 2,000 soldiers to the White House and helped his staff chefs cook them ravioli, which had just become a mainstay in mainstream American kitchens due to commercial canning. In his Armistice Day address to Congress, Wilson was sensitive to the psychological toll of the lean War years: "Hunger," he remarked, "breeds madness.
This is just a little bit of trivia that I found about this day. I remember it as Armistice Day years ago. I am proud of my family members who served our country...to keep it safe. A Dad, uncles, husband, son, daughter are all in my thoughts today. God Bless the women and men who are still serving.


judemiller1 said...

Just indeed, God bless them and we thank them.

Lona said...

What wonderful trivia. I did not know that about the ravioli.I too am thankful too all of those who have done or are doing service throughout the world.

Barbee' said...

Oh! This is new to me, Balisha, thank you so much for sharing the trivia. Interesting. Now, I'm in the mood for canned ravioli (the power of suggestion), and I will think of this story every time I think of or see Ravioli in the store. I think that made from scratch in the White House kitchen would be better than canned. His guests deserved the best.