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Happy Flag Day!

June 14, 2010

American flag
Today, June 14, is Flag Day.  It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day.  Flag Day is not an official federal holiday, though on June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first (and only) U.S. State to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday.

Wave your flags proudly, Americans!!!

Riverside’s Irish Pub on St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2009

killarneyWe want to wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and let you know about a very special place to celebrate right here in Riverside. It’s Killarney’s Restaurant and Pub. For this holiday they will be presenting live music, Irish dancers and bag pipes. Check out their menu.

Killarney’s Restaurant & Irish Pub is located at 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr. Ste 532 Riverside, CA

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2009

Hard to believe we are over a month into the new year of 2009 already! Time flies when you’re having fun, working, and raising children.  We hope your New Year has started off well and continues to be wonderful!

Valentine’s Day is an occasion celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s card, presenting flowers, or offering confectionary.  The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs and Valentine.  The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. 

Valentine’s Day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of “valentines.” Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged cupid.  Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.  The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th-century America was a harbinger of the future commercialization of holidays in the United States.

The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas.  The association estimates that, in the U.S., men spend in average twice as much money as women.

Happy Valentine’s Day from “The Sister Team”!

 

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Happy Holidays from the Sister Team!

December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!
 
From our house to yours we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Veterans Day

November 11, 2008

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11.  However, if it occurs on a Sunday, then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated.

Veterans Day was first incorporated by President Wilson as Armistice Day in 1919.  Other countries today also still recognize November 11th as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in honor of the Armistice treaty which ended WWI.               

It was in 1938 that Armistice Day was enacted as an official American holiday.  But eventually after WWII, citizens felt that the veterans of all wars should be recognized, not just those of WWI.  So in 1954, Congress changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.  In America, the holiday now celebrates the approximate 24.9 million veterans in the United States with parades and ceremonies among other events.

Honoring all who served…. and who are currently serving!  THANK YOU!