Trio of Tributes For Your Weekend Calendar

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Before you start cooking up weekend plans, we have a few suggestions for where to focus attention today and tomorrow.

Veteran’s Day — Since 1954, our country has officially observed November 11 as a day to honor and pay tribute to all American veterans of war. The tools and framework of modern warfare have changed dramatically since World War II, but the men — and now women — who serve are as brave and human as ever. Soldiers today come home to a difficult job market and often struggle to find the physical, emotional and mental support they need transitioning. Half of Us has stories of real life young vets, their challenges, and what we can do to honor them today.

11/11/11 — The perfect symmetry is cool enough (no pressure at 11:11 a.m. or anything), but today’s designation as One Day on Earth day is an added bonus we’re stoked to celebrate. Today, people around the world will create and contribute visual media to a global time capsule representing the world’s diversity.

World Pneumonia Day — You probably know pneumonia as that thing your grandparents promise you’ll catch if you leave the house with wet hair in December. Sounds like a pain in the butt, worthy of many school sick days spent watching soap operas and eating noodle soup. Done and done. While that may be true to some extent for an otherwise healthy young person with access to good health care, the tragic truth is that pneumonia is the world’s leading killer of children, with 1.5 million kids dying as a result every year. Learn about the vaccination and health care programs promoted by World Pneumonia Day, and how you can help the campaign.  And and click on the + symbols in the infographic below to get more info!

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Visit Half of Us

Visit Half of Us

Read personal stories, get facts and find out how you can support young vets in America this Veterans Day.

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Participate in 11/11/11

Participate in 11/11/11

Upload your photos and videos to the One Day One Earth project to help capture the story of our global culture.