On the last Sunday of September, we observe Gold Star Mother’s Day as a quiet and somber occasion. American families display their service flags with a blue star representing each member deployed in war. Those lost to combat are honored with a gold star on the flag. We remember that those lives lost in war […]
Why are there nine letters in the ninth month of the year? Is this alone reason enough to declare September sensational for exploring more from HolidayDispatch? Yes, it is.
The name could be snazzier, but federal agencies, state and local governments and nonprofits rarely master catchy phrases. They don’t always play well together either, but National Public Lands Day (NPLD) celebrates a remarkable alliance between all the powers that be and the rest of us. On the last Saturday of each September, more than […]
Whether you live in the city, on a country road or nestled in the suburbs, we all share a residential commonality. We have, and are, neighbors. Today’s lifestyles limit our efforts to get acquainted to an occasional wave. National Good Neighbor Day reinstates the good neighbor policy. School has commenced, the best days of autumn […]
They say, “be careful what you wish for”. By the way, who are they? Is that a stupid question? If so, it qualifies for entry in the day teachers now dread. In response to educators wishing for more interactive lessons by encouraging students to ask more questions, the 1980s saw the emergence of Ask a […]
Do you know what the proper protocol is for guzzling soda and swilling beer on September 27? Pop open the can, consume the contents of the can and finish by crushing the can, as flat as you can, in honor of Crush a Can Day. Use your method of choice for flattening. If your hands […]