But here in central Mexico, in the state of Michoacán, the holiday appeared to take on special significance.
The special Ops community is stunned by No Easy Day, an unauthorized account of the al Qaeda takedown by one of their own.
The late diplomat and special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan was the best hope to secure a peace deal with the Taliban.
But last night brought a special edition--an "as they heard it" broadcast of how radio reported the D-Day invasion in real time.
That whole episode is so special, and that scene with Guillermo, in particular, is uniquely meaningful.
The blood of each was shed and applied separately for a special purpose.
Each period of our national history has had its special challenges.
By a special gift in 1420 it was restored to the twelfth Earl.
Now, a gent with special fine eyes might find that you looked like the gent on this poster.
But these are just the special dishes of the day, and he is not bound to try them.
early 13c., "better than ordinary," from Old French especial, from Latin specialis "individual, particular," from species "appearance, kind, sort" (see species). Meaning "marked off from others by some distinguishing quality" is recorded from c.1300. In Middle English, also as a noun meaning "sweetheart, lover." Meaning "special train" is attested from 1866. Special effects first attested 1951. Special interests in U.S. political sense is from 1910. Special pleading first recorded 1680s.
The spectacular opening procession of a circus: Mrs Webster rode an elephant in the ''spec'' (1926+ Circus)
A specification language developed at SRI around 1976.
["SPECIAL - A Specification and Assertion Language", L. Robinson et al, TR CSL-46, SRI, Jan 1977].
[Also known as "HDM"? What's HDM?]