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Veterans Day – Honoring Those Who Serve

Veterans Day – Honoring Those Who Serve

FORT CARSON, CO – JUNE 15: A soldier salutes the flag during a welcome home ceremony for troops arriving from Afghanistan on June 15, 2011 to Fort Carson, Colorado. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

What is Veterans Day?  Veterans Day falls on November 11 every year.  Originally called Armistice Day and marking the end of World War I, the date was first observed in the US on November 11, 1919 on the first anniversary of the end of the first World War.  In 1926, Congress passed a resolution to change the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day which is the national holiday that we observe each year on November 11.  

Here are some interesting facts about Veterans Day:

  • Whereas Memorial Day serves as a day of remembrance for those who died in service, Veterans Day is a day to honor those who served honorably, both living and dead.
  • Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States.
  • In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
  • Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November).
  • In Europe and Great Britain it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11 as World War I formally ended on November 11th, at the 11th hour.
  • Arlington Cemetery hosts a memorial ceremony on Veterans Day each year to honor all who died in war.
  • Today there are about 24 million veterans living in the United States.
  • Of those veterans, 35% served in the Vietnam War and 8% are women.

At The Original Pancake House in Denver, we are so thankful for the service of all our Veterans.  On November 11, we will honor our Veterans and salute their valiant efforts to protect our country.  Here’s to you, Veterans!  Happy Veterans Day!

 

Is Hash Your Favorite Breakfast in Denver?

Is Hash Your Favorite Breakfast in Denver?

Hash, particularly corned beef hash, is always a popular choice for breakfast in Denver and all around the country.  This simple and comforting dish is made from chopped meat and potatoes cooked together with spices and often vegetables like onions or bell peppers.  While there are many varieties of hash, corned beef is perhaps the… Continue Reading

Breakfast Warmer – What will it be? Coffee versus tea!

Breakfast Warmer – What will it be? Coffee versus tea!

The coffee versus tea debate has been percolating for decades – which is healthier, which should you choose, which is the best breakfast beverage?  Studies show that both beverages contain many health and energy benefits, here is the break-down. Caffeine – Coffee typically has about 100 mg of caffeine per cup, whereas tea contains 25… Continue Reading

DIY: Breakfast Inspired Halloween Costumes!

DIY: Breakfast Inspired Halloween Costumes!

It’s crunch time – what to dress up as for Halloween?  We always opt for breakfast inspired costumes, here are a few of our favorite ideas for easy DIY Halloween costumes. French Toast – This cute costume idea is a great little play on words and is very easy to throw together!  First, find a striped,… Continue Reading

October is National Apple Month

October is National Apple Month

An apple a day will keep the doctor away and help you celebrate National Apple Month. Would it be fair to say that apples are the favorite fruit of Americans?  We love them fresh for snacking or prepared in all kinds of ways, especially pie.  In fact, apple pie has become known as a symbol… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Season is in Full Swing

Pumpkin Season is in Full Swing

The days of just pumpkin pie are gone, now the seasonal squash is showing up in everything. Fall is officially here and you know what that means? Pumpkin spice everything!  Pumpkin seems to be a bit polarizing; people either love it or hate it.  But there is no denying that in the last decade it… Continue Reading

Biscuits and Gravy, An American Classic

Biscuits and Gravy, An American Classic

The origins of biscuits and gravy may lie in the South, but it’s a dish with deep culinary roots. When you’re in the mood for a hearty, comfort food breakfast biscuits and gravy is a very popular choice. It’s one of our favorites at The Original Pancake House. It’s hard to beat our fluffy, tender… Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Perfect Crispy Home Fries

How To: Make Your Own Perfect Crispy Home Fries

There is nothing better than crispy, flavorful home fries with a savory breakfast.  Home fries are one of our favorite breakfast staples at The Original Pancake House in Denver – dip them in a runny egg, enjoy them with hot sauce, or just eat them straight-up!  Though we can’t share our own secret recipe, we… Continue Reading

 

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