Celebrating Veterans Day

Yesterday was Veterans’ Day but many will be off work to celebrate it today. Veterans Day always falls on November 11. If I knew why we celebrated on that day, then I had long forgot it. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month came word that guns of World War One had stopped firing; the war that ripped Europe to pieces had come to an end. Originally, November 11 was called Armistice Day  Per Wikipedia in 1945 WWII veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of National Veterans Day. Weeks led the first national celebration in 1947 in Alabama and annually until his death in 1985.  In 1954 President President Dwight Eisenhower, signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954 and Congress amended the law to replacing Armistice  with Veterans.

Numerous other countries like United Kingdom, France, Belguin  also have celebrations honoring their veteran but is called Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day is held on the second Sunday in November, which is the Sunday nearest to November 11 Armistice […]

By | November 12th, 2012|Categories: AAR afterhours blog, Leigh AAR|3 Comments

New Lists Open this Month!

In the spirit of keeping the momentum up we’re going to open five more categories on the Special Title Listings page. We have been getting such a great response(thank you all!) and we know how important these lists are to you, our readers, that we wanted to get one more update in before the end of the year. So we are pleased to open up the following categories for submissions: (1) Across the Tracks, (2) Christmas Romances, (3) Inter-Ethnic Romances, (4) Special Settings and (5) Luscious Love Stories. These categories will be open for submissions starting today Monday November 12th and ending Sunday November 25th at midnight. Four of the five categories are ones our readers asked to be updated first while the last one, Christmas Romances, seemed like the perfect addition since it’s about that time of the year. Once again, we are looking for the best of the best in these categories and we’ve included the definitions below. We’ve also included links so you can look over the titles currently on each of the lists. […]