Showing posts with label Army. Show all posts
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Toy Soldier Day - March 4

Toy Soldiers Day is a holiday for everyone who has toy soldiers, from small to large, from young to old. This is the day to take the soldiers out of the box, drawer or closet where they are hiding, play with them, show them off, compare them with other people's toy soldiers, buy new soldiers to increase the collection and most importantly - fight a toy war.
Kids really like to play with toy soldiers, and today when screens have taken over our lives, they tend to play more with soldiers in computer games rather than physical dolls. If you have children, it's time to get them off the screens and let them play with the soldiers' dolls which are usually made of plastic.

The history of Toy Soldiers Day
The Toy Soldiers Day was created by fans of musician Dr. Steele. Dr. Steele began his career in 1999 in Los Angeles, performing on the street in shows that incorporated puppets in a special style called steampunk.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that presents a world that is technologically based on mechanics and steam engines that also contain elements of fantasy and horror. The steampunk genre depicts an alternative world in which technologies such as digital electronics and the diesel engine have not evolved, and in their place the old technologies based on mechanics and steam engines have thrived. The "punk" component refers to a particular emphasis on the true nature of man driven by low instincts - lust, anger, arrogance, greed and jealousy. The scenery of the steampunk works is usually similar to the British Victorian style or the American Wild West. It consists mainly of cars, locomotives, telephones and other objects that look outdated. In the steampunk style you can find fashion, design, cinema and music.
Dr. Steele began his career in steampunk-style videos and later went on to perform in clubs and released several CDs. Dr. Steele's stage personality was very original - he introduced himself as a mad scientist determined to take over the world and become his emperor, which was also why Need an army of toy soldiers.

The Army of Toy Soldiers consists of four battalions: Toy Soldiers, Nurses, Toy Scouts and Engineers, and is currently led by 2 site managers, based in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Army was created on March 4, 2006, hence the decision to celebrate this date today Toy Soldiers Every Year.
The Army's mission is to advance Dr. Steele's philosophy on transhumanism, freedom of thought, and subjective reality, which he performs by so-called "occasional" invasions of theme parks around the world. When Dr. Steele's toy soldiers invade parks, they are dressed. In full uniforms appropriate to the battalion to which they belong. They are also famous for the charity work they do in military uniforms.
Poster for the recruitment of Dr. Steele's toy soldiers - Source
In 2010 Dr. Steele announced his intention to start working on a new album, called "Toymonger". However, in July 2011, after a long period of silence, he announced that he was retiring from music. He wrote this in a personal letter to the current head of the Toy Army. The military decided to continue as an organization, shifting the focus from advancing Dr. Steele to advancing the philosophy he presented, such as the creative importance of building your own utopian playground.
Image source: Amazon

March 4 is also Scrapbooking Day

Tin Can Day - January 19

A tin can is a box in which food is stored in an airtight manner without contaminating microenzymes.
We all sometimes buy cans of pickles, olives, tuna or beans and store them in the pantry for hours when needed. Canned food can hold for a long time and is therefore also considered an "emergency" food.

Who Invented the Tin Can?
The canned food preservation process is thought to have been created by the Frenchman Philippe de Girard, and the idea was passed on to the British merchant Peter Durand who served as an agent to register Girard's idea as a patent in 1810.
Girard's idea of ​​preservation was based on an attempt to preserve food in glass containers the year before, by the French confectioner Nicolas Francois Aper, for Napoleon's army.
In 1812 Durand sold his patent to two Englishmen, Brian Donkin and John Hall, who processed the process and product, and set up the world's first commercial cannery in Southark Park, London. In 1813 they produced cans for the British Royal Navy. In 1820, the cans were used for gunpowder, seeds, and turpentine.
The early cans were sealed by soldering with a lead alloy and tin, which could have led to lead poisoning. In 1845, Sir John Franklin's expedition from Britain to the North Pole suffered from severe lead poisoning and was thought to be the result of eating canned food. A more recent study found that the lead poisoning was actually caused by the water pipes on the expedition's ships.
The early cans were sealed by soldering with a lead alloy and tin, which could have led to lead poisoning.

The cans are made of non-perishable metal and therefore cause ecological damage to the earth. It is recommended to recycle them and not throw them in the trash.
In honor of Tin Can Day, you can make creations from cans such as beautiful flower pots, flower vases, tools for storing stationery, a savings account, wind chimes, a bride and groom's car decoration and more.

Lids for closing cans (Source: Amazon

January 19th is also Popcorn Day

National Unity & Armed Forces Day in Italy - November 4

November 4 is the anniversary of the signing of a ceasefire agreement, called the 'Armistice of Villa Giusti', which ended the battles between Italy and Austria-Hungary at the end of World War I.
Villa Giusti is located in Padua in northern Italy and is known for having signed the armistice agreement on November 3, 1918, and is therefore also called the "Armistice Villa" (Italian: Villa Armistizio). The armistice agreement entered into force 24 hours later, on 4 November.
In this agreement the Austro-Hungarian forces surrendered to Italy after being defeated at the Battle of Vittorio Veneto, and it was an important part of the decision to end World War II shortly afterwards, on 11 November.
Following the victory Italy annexed to itself some important parts of Austria, such as the port city of Trieste and South Tyrol.
A castle in the port city of Trieste in northern Italy


The Trieste Stock Exchange Building
How do Italians celebrate Unity Day and Army Day?
On November 4 and a few days earlier, visitors begin to pay their respects in Italy by visiting and laying flowers at the monument to the Italian unknown soldier (Milite Ignoto) at the Altare della Patria in Piazza Venezia, Rome. The First World and Vittorio-Veneto, the site of the last and decisive battle between the Royal Italian Army and the Austro-Hungarian Army.
Redipuglia War Memorial
The President of Italy and the Minister of Defense convey to the Italian Armed Forces a greeting and gratitude on behalf of the entire country.
The Quirinal Palace has a guard exchange ceremony, a ceremony that takes place only on two other days of the year: the Tricolor Day celebrations (January 7) and Republic Day (June 2).


Guard exchange ceremony at Piazza del Quirinale
Italian military forces usually open their facilities to the public and allow visits to naval military units. In the military buildings that are open to the public, weapons exhibitions and exhibitions on the subject of the First World War are held. Sports and gymnastics demonstrations by soldiers are also often held.
In the squares of the great Italian cities, concerts of military bands are held, and many celebrations are held in each city in front of its monument to the fallen.

Veterans Day in the United States - November 11th

Veterans Day is a holiday celebrated on November 11 each year in all states of the United States, as a day of honor for all war veterans who have served in the United States Army.

Veterans Day is not a day of remembrance, as it pays homage to all those who served in the U.S. Army, the living and the dead.

Veterans Day has become a federal national holiday since 1938. On this day all government non-essential agencies and many schools are closed during the day. Processions and ceremonies are held throughout the country and many businesses honor the veterans.

The national ceremony is held annually at Arlington National Cemetery, where the President speaks in honor of the veterans. Most major cities like New York, San Diego and Dallas have a Veterans Day parade. At many events, such as the church and football games, the veterans are asked to stand and then the audience honors them with applause. Many people wave the US flag on this day to show their patriotism and support for the military. At 11:00 am a minute of silence is observed to remember those who died during their military service. If you meet an army veteran or soldier on Veterans Day, be sure to thank them personally for their service.

The history of Veterans Day

At 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918, a temporary peace treaty, or armistice, was signed, and fighting during World War I came to an end. A year later, President Woodrow Wilson announced that November 11 would be called United States Armistice Day. In 1938 the Armistice Day became a national federal holiday. It was a day dedicated to world peace and held in honor of World War I veterans. In 1954 Congress decided to change the day to Veterans Day, because of the desire to honor veterans of all wars including World War II and the Korean War. In 1968 the day was moved to the fourth Monday of November. However, it was later changed to November 11, 1978 by President Gerald Ford.

Interesting facts about Veterans Day

The armistice in World War I was signed at 11 a.m. on the 11th of the 11th month.

In 2010, there were approximately 21.8 million discharged soldiers in the United States. There are about 9 million discharged soldiers over the age of 65. About 1.6 million discharged soldiers are women.

General George S. Patton, the famous World War II general, was born on November 11th.

November 11 is also Singles' Day and Origami Day

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