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ZenPirate
11th Nov 2001, 10:51 AM
A friend of mine from PA told me that where she lives schools are open for veterans day!What the hell?She further explained that they get off for the first day of hunting season.WTF?I was slightly confused untill she reminded me that PA is not really a state,but a commonwealth.So look out folks,New York has decided to send in the national gaurd and "re-Americanize" your values :D :D

Maj1013
11th Nov 2001, 05:40 PM
I did all of my schooling in PA, and not once did I have off for the the first day of hunting season. Veteran's Day was always a holiday. Different regions celebrate different holidays. Much of New England (Massachusetts in particular) closes on Patriot's Day, for example.

So chill.

L_S
11th Nov 2001, 05:41 PM
Alot of schools in northern Michigan get opening day off.

thewalkingman
11th Nov 2001, 05:44 PM
dont mind Zenpirate he is having xbot withdrawal.


Hey Zen do you have a Pc? I hear there are great games for them:p

The Dopefish
11th Nov 2001, 06:13 PM
Massachusetts is also a commonwealth.

And NH doesn't get Pats Day off. :(

little darlin
11th Nov 2001, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by The Dopefish
Massachusetts is also a commonwealth.

And NH doesn't get Pats Day off. :(

Haven't we already established that nothing good can come out of this whole New Hampshire thing.:p

I'm thinking contraction. We'll keep the Twins and disolve New Hampshire.:D

WileyPeyote
11th Nov 2001, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Maj1013
I did all of my schooling in PA, and not once did I have off for the the first day of hunting season.

You must not lived close enough to BFE like me because I always had it off;)

Cap'n Beeb
11th Nov 2001, 08:56 PM
We get opening day off for hunting, but not veterans day. Gah.

I cant even get pagan holidays off either. Poo.

The Dopefish
11th Nov 2001, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by little darlin
I'm thinking contraction. We'll keep the Twins and disolve New Hampshire.:D

Just you wait until part of New Hampshire breaks away. :)

Papapishu
11th Nov 2001, 10:12 PM
What's the difference between a state and a commonwealth?

WileyPeyote
13th Nov 2001, 03:56 AM
PA *is* a state. I'm not sure what the definition of a commonwealth is but I have seen other states referenced the same way. "Commonwealth of Vermont" etc.

el Gato
13th Nov 2001, 07:17 AM
com·mon·wealth (kmn-wlth)
n.

1. The people of a nation or state; the body politic.
2. A nation or state governed by the people; a republic.
3. The official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts, Pennsylvania,Virginia and Kentucky)
4. Used to refer to a self-governing, autonomous political unit voluntarily associated with the United States, namely, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.

All Commonwealths are States, but not all States are Commonwealths.

I'm a PA resident since birth. My schools always had Veterans' Day (Observed) off, and the first day of hunting season. Hell, even if they did have school the first day of hunting season, only 1/4 of the school would show up. :)

Zen, where does this friend live? Maybe it's a charter school she's talking about?

Sam_The_Man
13th Nov 2001, 08:16 AM
Am I missing something here? Remembrance Day was on a Sunday.

Or is Veteran's Day completely different, and not held on the 11th of November? If not, when is it held, and why then instead of the day the armistice was signed?

WileyPeyote
13th Nov 2001, 09:10 AM
I think they just use Monday as an observance day so people can get a day off that they would normally have to work. Kinda to make it more special I guess.