Morning Minutes Nov. 11, 2010

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

    Word of the Day

    Gimcrack JIM-krak (noun) A showy object of little use or value; gewgaw - www.merriam-webster.com

    Website of the Day

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

     www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday

    Today on Veterans Day, take some time to visit this website, which governs veterans issues in the U.S. The page has information about the department as well as information about Veterans Day, including a list of regional observances.

    Number to Know

    21.9 million: The number of military veterans in the United States in 2009. - Census.gov

    This Day in History

    Nov. 11, 1918: World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies outside Compiègne in France. The war officially ends at 11:00, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

    Today's Featured Birthday

    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (36)

    Daily Quote

    "In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned.  When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." - Mark Twain