Special birth on special day, special time

MT. HOLLY, N.J. - November 11, 2011

Meet Jacob Anthony Saydeh, born of 11-11-11 at 11:11am. His dad Christopher serves in the Air Force, his Mom Danielle is an Air Force Veteran.

"I'm feeling pretty good," said Danielle Saydah, "very happy."

Veterans Day, which was once called Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I, which was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Little Jacob was born at Virtua Memorial in Mt Holly, New Jersey.

So what of this 11-11-11 stuff? It comes around every century, it has a pleasant symmetry and apparently brides and grooms were waiting for this day. Jacob's dad thinks all this 11 business is auspicious.

"This is beginning of a special life, you know, maybe he will be president one day," said Staff Sgt. Christopher Saydah.

Could be, but the possible future commander in chief didn't seem to interested as he pretty much slept through his first 15 minutes, or make that 11 minutes of fame.

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