Today is November 11, 2011, or 11/11/11. The hype for these special dates is building across popular culture, with films and stories being made and news reports about expectant parents eagerly waiting for their children to be born on these dates. Dates such as 11/11/11 are also popular for weddings, product or service launches, and other planned events as the date is easy to remember.
It's also Veterans Day in the United States, Remembrance Day in Australia, and Remembrance Day in Canada. Many people in these countries have a moment of silence at 11am local time to honor soldiers who fought for their country.