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Daylight Savings Time
November 1

“An extra yawn in one morning in the springtime, an extra snooze one night in the autumn is all we ask in return for dazzling gifts.” 
        – Winston Churchill

“Daylight savings time – why are they saving it, and where do they keep it?”
                        – Unknown

“I don’t mind going back to Daylight Savings Time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.“           – Victor Borge

Election Day
November 3

“You can either vote by voting or vote by not voting. If you don’t vote, someone else’s vote counts more. It’s math.”                       – evozon

“Your vote is your voice.”

Men Make Dinner Day
November 5

“A guy who knows how to cook is really handsome.”
          – bedeempledbrain

“I cook with wine. Sometimes, I even add food to it.” 
                     – W.C. Fields

“This evening’s forecast includes a 0% chance of me cooking.”             – Unknown

Book Lovers Day 
November 7

“She reads books as one would breathe air – to fill up and live.”      – Annie Dillard

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little like you have lost a friend.” 
                  – Paul Sweeney

“In the end, we’ll all become stories.” 
          – Margaret Atwood

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”
                – Mason Cooley

Veterans Day 
November 11

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” 
    – Michel de Montaigne

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.” 
                  – Dan Lipinski

“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause.” 
              – Ronald Reagan

America Recycles Day
November 15

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” 
                  – Robert Swan

“There is no such thing as ‘away.’ When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.” 
              – Annie Leonard

“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production.” 
                      – Pete Seeger

Take a Hike Day 
November 17
“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” 
                    – Mary Davis

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.”             
             – John Burroughs

JFK Assassinated 
November 22, 1963

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”                               

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”                         

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”                        – JFK

November 26

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year, and then they discover once a year is way too often.”  – Johnny Carson

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” 
            – John F. Kennedy

“Not what we say about our blessings but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”
                 – W.T. Purkiser

Native American 
Heritage Month

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”
                     – Sitting Bull

“The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies”
            – Mary Brave Bird 

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