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Birthstone: Topaz


Flower of the month: Chrysanthemum


Health Awareness:

National Marrow Awareness Month, visit the web site at

American Diabetes Month

Lung Cancer awareness month


Holidays and Events:

Southern California Desert Weed Show occurs the first weekend of



3rd - Election Day 2020 (The Tuesday after the first Monday of November) On

January 7, 1789, the electors were chosen for the first U.S. presidential election.

(George Washington was elected president on February 4.)

By an act of Congress on January 23, 1845, the first Tuesday following the first

Monday in November was designated Election Day for future presidential elections.


11th - Veterans Day/Remembrance Day The Veterans Day National Ceremony is

held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony

commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns

 and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans'

organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and

thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.


14th – World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health

 Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed

 by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with

the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. It is marked every year on

14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin

along with Charles Best in 1922.

WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience

of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to

issues of paramount importance to the diabetes world and keeps diabetes firmly in the

public and political spotlight.


Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, . In 1621, the Plymouth

colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is

acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.

For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies

and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President

Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

In the fall of 1941, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution returning the holiday to

 the fourth Thursday of November.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade:

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