Word of the Day
Gruntle GRUN-tul (verb) To put in a good humor -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
Veterans Day – Military.com
Whether you’re a veteran or an American who wants to honor those who fought, this site is a great resource. Learn about the history of Veterans Day, get suggestions on how to celebrate, display your support with a bumper sticker and more.
Number to Know
15.8 million: Number of veterans who voted in the 2008 presidential election. Seventy-one percent of veterans cast a ballot, compared with 63 percent of non-veterans, according to Census.gov.
This Day in History
Nov. 11, 1918: World War I ends: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside of Compiègne in France. The war officially stops at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (38)
“We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” – George Orwell