Three-way split for today's National Whatever Holidays: Name Yourself Day, Vimy Ridge Day, and Winston Churchill Day.
Name Yourself Day
Everyone has a name, but you may not like yours as much as your parents did when they named you. My name is Allison and for some reason my name reminds me of fruit salad... I think it's from all the different shapes of letters in my name. My sister Amanda's name reminds me of charms, the kind you put on bracelets, not sure why but it does. I used to wish my name were Melissa because I thought it sounded sportier. What would you name yourself if you could pick any name in the world?
Vimy Ridge Day
Vimy Ridge Day is a day to commemorate the deaths and casualties of members of the Canadian Corps during the First World War Battle of Vimy Ridge. The holiday has been observed annually since 2003. It is not considered a public holiday.
Winston Churchill Day
On April 9, 1963, Sir Winston Churchill became an honorary citizen of the U.S. of A. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, (November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965) was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British Prime Minister to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.
So celebrate the life of Sir Winston Churchill today, rename yourself to whatever name you like, and remember Canadians are Americans too... (North AMERICA ;)
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