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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!

 

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

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

Back to School Breakfasts

Back to School Breakfasts

Here we go again!  The kids are heading back to school and suddenly the leisurely summer mornings are replaced with rush, rush, go, go, get to school on time!  But wait, we all need to eat something healthy and nutritious to give us energy for the day and to help our brains get ready to… Continue Reading

Peachy Keen!

Peachy Keen!

August is National Peach Month and we’re loving all the delicious peaches coming into Denver from Colorado’s western slope.  If you went peach picking in Palisade, or your local farmer’s market, you may be wondering how you can incorporate peaches into every meal, including breakfast! Here are a few of our favorite ideas for a… Continue Reading

On Cloud 9 With Cloud Eggs!

On Cloud 9 With Cloud Eggs!

We are loving the latest Instagram trend – Cloud Eggs!  Have you seen your (millennial) friends post pictures of beautiful cloud eggs for breakfast?  They are, in our opinion, some of the most photogenic eggs out there!  And they are very simple to make.   Here is the basic run down: Heat oven to 450°… Continue Reading

Refresh Your Breakfast!

Refresh Your Breakfast!

Though we like to eat a big breakfast of eggs or pancakes (or crepes or waffles!) most days of the week, sometimes we all need something light and refreshing for breakfast on a warm summer morning.  Here are a few ideas for a light and easy summer breakfast: Bagel & Fruit “Pizzas”* This is a… Continue Reading

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

With school out for summer, there is no better time to slow down and have your kids help you create your family’s meal.  Be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, getting the kids involved in cooking helps build positive relationships with food, encourages healthy eating, and is a wonderful bonding experience.  Not to mention all the… Continue Reading

 

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