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.
Long ago, the Devil supposedly poisoned all of the blackberries in Scotland. In rememberance, we observe National Poisoned Blackberries Day today. If today is your birthday, consider purchasing a unique coffee mug.
Dia del Inventor honors Laszlo Biro, the inventor of the ballpoint pen.
Most grandparents seem eager to spend time with their grandkids, but just in case some need encouragement, today is National Attend Your Grandchild's Birthday.
On World Heart Day, the World Heart Federation challenges you to "take charge of your family's heart health and become your home's advocate for heart-healthy living."
VFW Day honors Veterans of Foreign Wars and their organization, founded in 1899.
Michaelmas is a traditional Christian harvest feast, celebrating the fall equinox and honoring Saint Michael the Archangel.
Goose Day, a lingering remnant of Michaelmas, is celebrated every year in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA. Fire up the oven and roast that goose.
On National Mocha Day, have a sweet combo of espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate. Delish!
If mocha seems too decadent or fancy, take time to relax and enjoy plain old coffee in honor of National Coffee Day. By the way, if you love variety in your coffee cup, try a wonderful gadget that uses individual brewing cups - you'll never be bored!
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