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Opulent October

Seasonal Changes During October, asters bloom and so do chrysanthemums. Their colors often pair well with the pumpkins and gourds collected from gardens. And speaking of pumpkins and gourds, holidays like National Pumpkin Seed Day, National Farmer’s Day, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, and National Pumpkin Day all offer ways to set the mood.  Since October is a harvest …
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GOLD STAR MOTHER’S AND FAMILY DAY – Last Sunday in September

Each year on the last Sunday in September, Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day honors the mothers, fathers and families of fallen military service members. Also known as National Gold Star Mother’s Day, the day serves as a reminder of the losses suffered by military families.  The price of freedom can be measured by those …
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Simply September

The ninth month of the calendar year ushers in a host of Autumn loving holidays. Before the Julian and Gregorian calendars, September was the 7th month of the Roman calendar. Septem means seven in Latin. At the time, there were only 10 months. In 700 BC, Numa Pompilius added January and February to the calendar. This change …
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NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH

As kids head back to school, there’s no better time for them to discover the treasures awaiting them in the local library. September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! A library card can be a rite of passage for your child, giving them a sense of obligation and responsibility. As a library patron, children learn …
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National Preparedness Month

Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can. The entire month of September observes National Preparedness Month. No matter where you live, you are subject to disasters. Natural disaster and man-made disasters affect everyone and will cause severe damage and endanger lives. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, hot spells or cold spells are all natural disasters …
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PURPLE HEART DAY

Purple Heart Day, on August 7th, commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit. The Purple Heart honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers. General George Washington created the …
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NATIONAL COAST GUARD DAY – August 4

National Coast Guard Day on August 4th celebrates and honors the courageous work of the service members of Coast Guard.  The United States Coast Guard is one of the five US Armed Forces. While this maritime service is a branch of the military, they are a multi-missioned service. During peacetime, it operates under the Department …
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NATIONAL HIRE A VETERAN DAY – July 25

Every day, hundreds of our military personnel leave the service in search of civilian employment. On July 25th, National Hire A Veteran Day reminds employers to consider veterans to fill their open positions. As highly trained, qualified individuals, they’re ideal for numerous trades. Legislation protects separating service members as they enter the civilian workforce. However, …
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