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Posted: 10/20/2004 12:47:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 12:47:55 PM EST by 223-Buckaroo]
WTH ??

I was just looking on my desk calendar at work and this Sunday, Oct. 24th, is marked as "United Nations Day".


This is one holiday I won't be celebrating ! Anybody know the scoop on this?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:49:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By 223-Buckaroo:
WTH ??

I was just looking on my desk calendar at work and this Sunday, Oct. 24th, is marked as "United Nations Day".


This is one holiday I won't be celebrating ! Anybody know the scoop on this?



Really? I'll be celebrating!

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By buring the UN flag!
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:51:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By NewbHunter:

Originally Posted By 223-Buckaroo:
WTH ??

I was just looking on my desk calendar at work and this Sunday, Oct. 24th, is marked as "United Nations Day".


This is one holiday I won't be celebrating ! Anybody know the scoop on this?



Really? I'll be celebrating!

By buring the UN flag!



+1
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:53:35 PM EST
I need to figure out where to buy a U.N. flag.

I've already got some diesel.

Maybe I'll use some kerry/edwards signs as kindling.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:56:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 12:57:47 PM EST by Witch_Doctor]

Originally Posted By _Ugly_:
I need to figure out where to buy a U.N. flag.

I've already got some diesel.

Maybe I'll use some kerry/edwards signs as kindling.



found some on ebay for $5-9

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:58:19 PM EST
I'll be celebrating that right after I get done celebrating my ex-wife's birthday.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:07:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 1:08:40 PM EST by hanau]
familyinternet.about.com/library/blunitednationsdayfacts.htm

Date:
Observed:
2003: Fri, Oct 24
2004: Sun, Oct 24
2005: Mon, Oct 24
United Nations Day is observed on October 24.

Reason We Celebrate United Nations Day:


To celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
Observance of United Nations Day:

International dinner or festival with songs and dancing for a community.
U.N. flag flying from an official building.
Discuss world issues involving the United Nations.
History of the Holiday


The Charter of the United Nations went into effect on October 24, 1945. At that time it's ultimate purpose was "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" but now it also helps nations with education, disease, hunger and poverty.
In 1947, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a U.S. sponsored resolution that declared October 24th as United Nations Day.

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