It is Memorial Day and you may have the day off. You may be having a barbecue or taking a hike and you may be remembering someone who died in a war. These days, fewer and fewer of us have been touched by war, even though we have been engaged in war for more than a decade now. Since the draft was ended in 1973, we have had what is called an “all volunteer military”, which effectively means that only about 1% of the population sees combat. Maybe you have known people who died at war and maybe you don’t. Either way, take a moment between the barbecue, the pie and the Memorial Day sales to remember.
If you do need pie, we are open our regular hours from 9-8 today.
This Tuesday November 11th is Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the ending of World War I, “The war to end all wars” on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Unfortunately, we still had wars after WWI. In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day. Since then the US has sent veterans to other wars are conflicts including Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. After the draft ended in 1973, we moved to an “all volunteer” military, which means we have a much smaller portion of the population serving for more extended tours in our modern wars. It can be easy to forget if you are not directly affected, but we are still a nation at war and we are still making new veterans every day.
This Veterans Day, Petaluma Pie Company is giving a 20% discount to all veterans. Just let us know when you place your order.
Hey, what happened? It’s Friday again! Going somewhere this weekend? You need pie. Staying in town this weekend? Coming to town this weekend? Stop in for pie. Staying inside your house or working at the office this weekend? Get pie delivered. Need a particular pie at a particular time? Order it for pickup.
It is Veterans Day Weekend. The parade is downtown on Monday. We will be offering 20% off to all veterans all weekend long in the store. Just let us know at the front counter.
We are having another Holiday Pie tasting on Saturday from 1-3 (or until we run out). This week it is Pumpkin Pie! Now that we are in November, Thanksgiving is really just around the corner. It is never too early to place your pie order. You can order online and pick up the day before Thanksgiving at our store!
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