National Dice Day 2019 is on Wednesday, December 4, 2019: NATIONAL DAYS! again!?

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NATIONAL DAYS....! again....??!?

Again!?! I wish I could hug my cat, but she died a while ago. :( Hole in my bucket? Let me go check... Daddy actually does dinner a lot here. And lemon bisque? Ummm... totally random.

I like your sentience, very clever.

I'm not as excited as I was on the last national holday day, but I like this one. lol

Poll: Depends on my mood, but probably school. That was a hard one.

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Did you know that Genocide Memorial Day is this Sunday? What are you doing?

Did you know that Genocide Memorial Day is this Sunday? What are you doing?

Holocaust Memorial Day (UK) ~From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (UK)

Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) is a national event in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of The Holocaust. It was first held in January 2001, and has been on 27 January every year since. The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945.

Commemoration of the Holocaust in the United Kingdom and other countries

Every year since 2001, there has been an annual national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. The main national memorial was hosted in:

London (2001) — Theme: Remembering Genocides: Lessons for the Future

Manchester (2002) — Theme: Britain and the Holocaust

Edinburgh (2003) — Theme: Children and the Holocaust

Belfast (2004) — Theme: From the Holocaust to Rwanda: lessons learned, lessons still to learn

London (2005) — Theme: Survivors, Liberation and Rebuilding Lives, for the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Cardiff (2006) — Theme: One Person CAN Make a Difference

Newcastle (2007) — Theme: The Dignity Of Difference

Liverpool (2008) — Theme: Imagine...Remember, Reflect, React

Coventry (2009) — Theme: Stand up to Hatred

In 2010 the Annual National Commemoration will return to London. The theme will be "The Legacy of Hope".

In addition to the national event, there are numerous smaller memorial events around the country organised by local government, community groups and religious organisations.

Since 1996, 27 January has officially been Gedenktag für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (Anniversary for the Victims of National Socialism) in Germany. Italy and Poland have adopted similar memorial days.

On 10 June 1999, Andrew Dismore MP asked Prime Minister Tony Blair about the creation of memorial day for the Holocaust. In reply, Tony Blair also referred to the ethnic cleansing that was being witnessed in the Kosovo War at that time and said:

"I am determined to ensure that the horrendous crimes against humanity committed during the Holocaust are never forgotten. The ethnic cleansing and killing that has taken place in Europe in recent weeks are a stark example of the need for vigilance."

A consultation took place during October of that year. On 27 January 2000, representatives from forty-four governments around the world met in Stockholm to discuss Holocaust education, remembrance and research. At the conclusion of the forum, the delegates unanimously signed a declaration. This declaration forms the basis of the Statement of Commitment (see below) adopted for Holocaust Memorial Day.

In 2004, the United Nations voted to commemorate the Holocaust atrocity, with 149 out of 191 votes in favour.

United Nations statement of commitment

1) We recognise that the Holocaust shook the foundations of modern civilisation. Its unprecedented character and horror will always hold universal meaning.

2) We believe the Holocaust must have a permanent place in our nation's collective memory. We honour the survivors still with us, and reaffirm our shared goals of mutual understanding and justice.

3) We must make sure that future generations understand the causes of the Holocaust and reflect upon its consequences. We vow to remember the victims of Nazi persecution and of all genocide.

4) We value the sacrifices of those who have risked their lives to protect or rescue victims, as a touchstone of the human capacity for good in the face of evil.

5) We recognise that humanity is still scarred by the belief that race, religion, disability or sexuality make some people's lives worth less than others'. Genocide, antisemitism, racism, xenophobia and discrimination still continue. We have a shared responsibility to fight these evils.

6) We pledge to strengthen our efforts to promote education and research about the Holocaust and other genocide. We will do our utmost to make sure that the lessons of such events are fully learnt.

7) We will continue to encourage Holocaust remembrance by holding an annual Holocaust Memorial Day. We condemn the evils of prejudice, discrimination and racism. We value a free, tolerant, and democratic society.

Criticism ... Well, it's in there

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National History Day Project?

National History Day Project?

Freda is good. A little skimpy on her influence on history (with an 'H'), maybe? (Not sure if your teachers want " The siege of Carthage" or "George Washington, or will go for lesser-known people/things).

How about the New York Armory Show of 1913, which was a cultural watershed, and a point of time where everything changed at once, not simply art and design.

Or Diogenes of Sinope, a Greek philosopher (died 323). The founder of Cynicism, he led a wild and interesting antic life.

Joan of Arc. Sitting Bull. Archimedes-- so amazingly and wildly inventive. Ovid, Rome's great poet, exiled by the pompous Caesar Augustus. Caravaggio-- a wicked and genius painter, great story. Voltaire (18thc)-- he changed the way the world thought, and echoes on in modern times.

I like the idea of picking a non-big-wig, like George Washington, etc. You'll get more out of it and it won't be dull.

Also on this date Wednesday, December 4, 2019...