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September is all about honoring people and families. This month, we recognize family members other than mom and dad, celebrate other cultures, and remember two key points in our country’s history. Oh, yeah, and talk like pirates. That’s right. I said pirates. Arrgh!

Labor Day illustrationMonday, Sept 1 LABOR DAY
Labor Day is a Legal U.S. Holiday originating from the Central Labor Union to create a day off for the working man. Labor Day became a Federal Holiday in 1894.





Grandparents with babySunday, Sept 7

President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This is a day in observance of the love, respect, and wisdom of grandparents and an opportunity for grandchildren to spend time with their elders, and vice versa.






Patriot Day
Thursday, Sept 11 PATRIOT DAY
Patriot Day began in 2010 and is now observed in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001. Americans should display their flags at Half-Staff on this day of remembrance. The official presidential proclamations also suggests “a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks....”

Two babies kissing
Eventually leading to the creation of the fabulous Dish, which you must be reading RIGHT NOW!

The Brady Bunch Stepfamily
Tuesday, Sept 16 STEP FAMILY DAY
Step-siblings and step-parents are those family members who come into our lives when our parents marry new people, and this day is a chance for both sides to show that love, not blood, is what unifies a family. It can also be a golden opportunity to watch Cinderella together and explain to little ones that step-mothers and step-sisters can actually be very loving and even more helpful than mice and fairy godmothers.

Constitution Day Painting
Wednesday, Sept 17 CONSTITUTION DAY & WEEK
In honor of the signing of the U.S. Constitution (September 17, 1787) and as a nod to the good citizens of America, September 17 is celebrated as Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) and September 17 - September 23 as Constitution Week. Go out and sign something!

Pirate holding gun and pirate holding string
This holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy) of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with "Hello," but with "Ahoy, matey!"

International Peace DaySunday, Sept 21 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
International Day of Peace is a day where individuals around the world unite in a worldwide movement to create a Global Ceasefire and a day of peace and nonviolence.

Tree in Autumn with yellow leaves.Tuesday, Sept 23

Trees start dying their leaves different colors and then gradually go bald. True story.








Johny Appleseed illustrationFriday, Sept 26

Sept 26, 1774 was the birthday of Jonathan Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Today he is remembered as a pioneer who spread apple trees and the gospel across America. Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated with apples and apple-based foods and beverages.








Native American dressed in traditional clothingFriday, Sept 26

Always the fourth Friday in September, Native American Day is a state holiday in California, established in 1968 to honor Native American cultures and contributions to the state and the United States.







Gold Star Mother receiving award.
Sadly, this is not a second Mother’s Day where you give your mom a sticker for being extra awesome, come Spring or Fall... Shortly after World War I, the American Gold Star Mothers Inc. was formed in the United States to provide support for mothers who lost sons or daughters in the war. Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed on the last Sunday in September for the expression of the love, sorrow, and reverence for the mothers left behind and their children who gave their lives.

Hispanic man singing with Mariachi in background
Monday Sept 15 - Wednesday Oct 15

Rather than a calendar month like February for Black History Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month starts in September and ends on the same day in October. At this time in the U.S., people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate the group's heritage and culture.

Yom Kippur PaintingYOM KIPPUR this year goes from sunset Oct 3 - nightfall Oct 4
If you don’t know what Yom Kippur is, don’t worry about celebrating it because that probably means you’re not Jewish. This Day of Atonement is the holiest and most solemn day of the year for the Jewish people.

September is also the month of Virgo and Libra birthdays, so if your birthday falls between August 23 and Sept 22 or Sept 23 and October 22, you are a Virgo or Libra, respectively.
Happy birthday! / Issue 162 - September 2018
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