What is a S’more? • Graham Crackers • Toasted Marshmallows • Chocolate A little bit about the S’more: S’more is the contraction of the phrase “some more”, which is not strange considering how tasty they are. The first S’more recipe can be found in a book of recipes published by the Campfire Marshmallows Company in the early 1920s, which also tells us that the treat had already been popular with both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America for some time. Both groups have published the recipe in their campfire cookbooks. In 1968 the following recipe was provided: place a square of milk chocolate on a graham cracker, toast a marshmallow and put on top of the chocolate, then a second graham cracker on top of the toasted marshmallow and squeeze and you will want “s’more”. There are many variations on S’mores including versions made as Pop Tarts, pies and even cookies. S’mores can also be made in your kitchen….
Today we observe Veteran’s Day in the United States of America. A nation formed “Under God, with liberty and justice for all.” The origin of this observation dates back to November 11, 1918. According to the Office of Public Affairs of the US Department of Veterans Affairs:
“In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: ‘To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations….’” http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp
“Armistice Day” was later renamed in June 1, 1954 to “Veterans Day” in order to honor American Veterans of all wars.
Schiller International University would like to extend its gratitude and thankfulness to every US Veteran that has served to defend this great nation. To those of you who had the privilege to have worn the unmistakable uniform representing patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good, we say “Thank You”. We would also like to express our gratitude to all service members currently serving this great nation. Your bravery inspires us all.