Monday, November 1, 2010
November celebrates the USMC's Birthday, Veterans' Day and St. Andrew's Day
Aloha! Can you believe it is Nowemapa (November)? The Hawaiian sun continues to deliver warm days ... so let me share with you!
Monthly Aloha Giveaway: Surf's Up! November marks the beginning of surfing season (as referenced in last week's Hawaii Five-O episode). So I am giving away surfboard shaped key rings to any reader who sends his/her mailing address to email@example.com.
Operation Holiday Card: Help us ensure 1000 deployed airmen, marines, sailors, soldiers, and Coast Guardsmen receive a holiday card. To sign up for one (or more) address, contact Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special guests from The Wild Rose Press (TWRP)
- 11/1: KM Daughters,
- 11/3: Susan Lyons
- 11/4: Joyce Moore
- 11/6: Marguerite Arotin
- 11/7: Lauren Hope
- 11/7: Alison Chambers
- 11/8: Lisa Hill
- 11/10: Sherry James
- 11/12: Bronwyn Storm
- 11/13: Kaylea Cross
- 11/14: AJ Brower
-11/22: Alison Henderson
-11/2: Donna Grant
-11/5: Kathryn Johnson
-11/9: Majorie Gilbert
-11/17: Maggie MacKeever
-11/10: USMC's 235th birthday with Melissa Marr and Julie Miller
-11/11: Veterans' Day
My husband is singing with the Sounds of Aloha on board the
USS Missouri in honor of Veterans' Day.
Veterans' Appreciation Week:
-11/15: Bob Mayer (motivational speaker)
-11/16: Mary Kennedy (Veterans' writing therapy)
-11/17: Julie Negron (Jennie the Military Spouse comic strip)
-11/18: Greg Causey (aircraft nose art)
-11/19: Sutton Fox (racing enthusiast)
Speical Book Giveaway:
-11/26: Black Friday - Paranormals from select authors
St. Andrew's Week:
-11/29: Kieran Kramer, Sky Purington, and Tara Nina
-11/30: ST ANDREW'S DAY with Scottish author Cait Miller
-12/1: Bertrice Small & Donna Grant
-12/2: Beth Trissel, Diana Cosby, & Donna Goode
-12/3: Monica McCarty & Veronica Wulff
I look forward to seeing you this month for our giveaways, celebrations, and tributes!
Kim in Hawaii
From the President's Address at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier .....
Standing near to the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Sergeant York of Tennessee remarked, "There are those in this country today who ask me and other veterans, 'What did it get you?'"
People who asked that question of Sergeant York and his comrades forgot the one essential fact which every man who looks can see today.
Sergeant York spoke thus of the cynics and doubters: "The thing they forget is that liberty and freedom and democracy are so very precious that you do not fight to win them once and stop. Liberty and freedom and democracy are prizes awarded only to those peoples who fight to win them and then keep fighting eternally to hold them."
...... President Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 11, 1941.