Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gold Star Mother's Day, Checkers Day, American Pot Pie Day, more

September 23rd, 2012, is Gold Star Mother's Day, Checkers Day, Dogs in Politics Day, Love Note Day, Celebrate Bisexuality Day, Bi Visibility Day, and Great American Pot Pie Day.

Gold Star Mother's Day is always observed on the last Sunday in September. Families often hung service flags with stars for each family member in service - blue stars for active, gold stars for the deceased. The day was originally established in honor of mothers who lost sons or daughters in wartime, but today American Gold Star Mothers are "mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country." Take a moment to consider the sacrifices many have made to preserve our freedom.

Today is known as Checkers Day and Dogs in Politics Day, both thanks to Richard Nixon. While running for Vice President in 1952, he gave a September 23rd speech that came to be known as the "Checkers Speech." Checkers was the Nixon family dog.

If your love life could use a little boost, embrace the simple sentiment of Love Note Day. Write a poem or simply share your feelings from the heart. If the one you love loves you back, your gesture will be well rewarded!

Celebrate Bisexuality Day, known in the UK as Bi Visibility Day, is a time to replace biphobia with tolerance and understanding.

Today is Great American Pot Pie Day, sponsored by the famous pot pie maker Marie Callender.

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