SYRACUSE -- Three Syracuse children celebrate birthdays today, turning 11 years old on the 11th day of the 11th month in the 11th year of the century.
That's right, Bryson Harris, Jake Okelberry and Lillie Law each turn 11 on Veterans Day, a federal holiday.
They said they knew a few years ago that they would turn 11 on 11/11/11.
They are among the 84 babies born in Utah on Nov. 11, 2000, said Tom Hudachko, public information officer with the state's Department of Health.
Bryson is among the six babies who were born in Davis County 11 years ago today.
Bryson likes the idea of turning 11 on 11/11/11, but the day itself is what he likes most.
His mother, Brenda Harris, said, "It's a big deal to him that he's born on Veterans Day."
Each year, Bryson tries to do something to honor veterans, she said. This year, using his own money, he is putting an ad in the Standard-Examiner thanking veterans for their service.
And the three Syracuse 11-year-olds are looking forward to celebrating their birthdays.
Jake plans to attend a Grizzlies game.
Bryson said he's psyched to party at Boondocks in Kaysville; and Lillie is ready to be surprised.
Two of the kids, Jake and Lillie, attend Syracuse Elementary School and live close to each other. Bryson attends Bluff Ridge Elementary.
"It's my golden birthday," Lillie said.
"It's my super birthday," Jake said.
"At least I'm not the only one with a special birthday," Bryson said recently after meeting Jake and Lillie.
The three youngsters and their moms got together to talk about their birthdays.
The moms, Brenda Harris, Lisa Okelberry and Leslie Law, said when they gave birth to their children on Nov. 11, 2000, they didn't even think about 2011.
The three said they each realized the fun fact just a few years ago. The three kids decided at the gathering that it was important to know who among them is actually the oldest.
They discovered that none of them was born in the 11th minute or in the 11th hour.
Bryson was born at 9:30 a.m. at Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton.
Jake was born at 1:17 p.m. at University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Lillie entered the world at 4:02 p.m. at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.