Today is the first time in a century that the three 11s align on the calendar. That’s a very cool datebook occurrence and one that might particularly interest numerologists, gamblers, the superstitious, storm chasers and horror movie fans. But, let’s not have the “wow” factor of today’s date overshadow the fact that November 11th is also Veteran’s Day, the day when we honor American veterans of all wars in all eras.

Women You Should Know wants to thank all of the women and men who selflessly and bravely serve and have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. To those women and men who made the greatest sacrifice serving our country, may your memories be shining examples of the very best that America is.

Beyond the Call CoverIt’s also fitting to mention Regina Wilson today because she is lending her talent and time to raise money for wounded U.S. service members, families of the fallen and others. Regina is the FDNY Firefighter, 9/11 First Responder and Woman You Should Know we profiled in September. She is also a gifted singer and her debut CD, Beyond The Call, which she recorded and released with her colleague, FDNY firefighter Frank Pizarro, is a tribute album that raises funds for several service organizations including Hope For The Warriors Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by a group of military wives in 2006. The album boasts some major star power with former New York Yankees player-turned-musician, Bernie Williams, who recorded Hallelujah, one of the album’s ten tracks. Other songs include You Raise Me Up, Letters From War and We’ve Got to Live Together. Just $15.00 (plus shipping) gets you a CD of beautiful music and a great way to help give back to the women and men who give so much of themselves to all of us.

100 Years Ago: What Happened On The Last 11/11/11?

One-hundred years ago, on November 11th, 1911 the Great Blue Norther descended upon America. The day started fine; there were even record highs for that time of year. Then it all changed; temperatures began to drop. Within the space of ten minutes the temperature dropped 40 to 50 degrees; by midnight a 66 degree temperature drop was recorded. There were dust storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and blizzards. Over 300 deaths were reported.

Guess we have a few hours to wait and see if history will repeat itself. Let’s hope not.