Category: April 05



    National Go For Broke Day on April 5th encourages us to give it our all. No matter our goal, there’s a reason to persevere despite all the odds.  

    The phrase “Go for broke” has roots in Hawaiin Pidgin, meaning “wager everything.”

    Our strongest research points to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army as the reason for this day. The 442nd RCT was a regimental size fighting unit composed mainly of American soldiers of Japanese descent. They selflessly volunteered to fight in World War II. The 442nd RCT is considered to be the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the United States Army. “Go for Broke” was the 442nd Regimental Combat Team motto.

    The story doesn’t end there, though, and the date of April 5th is significant. On that day, the first Medal of Honor recipient from this regiment died in action near Seravazza, Italy, 1945.  

    Private First Class Sadao Munemori sacrificed his life for the men in his unit when they were pinned down by enemy fire near Seravazza, Italy. The unit continued in battle near Serravezza, Carrara, and Fosdinovo, Italy, until April 14, 1945. As a result of their actions, they received the Presidential Unit Citation for outstanding accomplishments in combat. The unit would earn seven more Presidential Unit Citations during their service. 

    Not only were they the most decorated unit for their size and length of service, but they were also awarded 21 Medals of Honor. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team also earned 52 Distinguished Service Crosses, 1 Distinguished Service Medal, 560 Silver Stars, 22 Legion of Merit Medals, 15 Soldier’s Medals, 4,000 Bronze Stars, and 486 Purple Hearts.

    Go for Broke Day truly signifies giving it your all regardless of the obstacles ahead.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGoForBrokeDay

    • Take a risk and Go for Broke.
    • Learn more about the men of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and visit
    • You can also watch the 1951 movie Go for Broke, which depicts the story of the 442nd RTC for the big screen.
    • Use #NationalGoForBrokeDay to post on social media.


    While the day likely commemorates the date Private First Class Sadao Munemori died in service for his country, we continue researching the founder of the day. 

    Go For Broke FAQ

    Q. When is National Medal of Honor Day?
    A. National Medal of Honor Day is March 25th.

    Q. What are other figures of speech that mean taking a risk?
    A. Go for broke means taking an extreme risk. It can be used in various situations but other phrases convey similar meanings. Try these:

    • Leap of faith
    • Stick your neck out
    • Going out on a limb


  • NATIONAL WALKING DAY – First Wednesday in April


    The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day and it encourages Americans of all ages to get out and stretch their legs and get their hearts pumping. The American Heart Association sponsors this day to remind people about the health benefits of taking a walk. Wear your sneakers (or take them with you) to work, and at some point in the day, take a 30-minute walk. 

    Here are some great ways to make that 30-minutes more enjoyable:

    • Wear comfortable clothes.
    • Take a friend to pass the time.
    • Make sure to stretch those muscles.
    • Drink plenty of water.
    • Move your arms, too.
    • Make sure you have good posture.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalWalkingDay

    • Take thirty minutes out of your day to go for a walk.
    • Find a trail near you or walk around your neighborhood.
    • You can also visit a local park or walk on your treadmill.
    • Take your canine pals with you, too. They need the cardiovascular workout, too!
    • When the family has finished their walk around the block or park, complete this fun word search puzzle
    • Use #NationalWalkingDay to post on social media.

    Do you need some visual inspiration while walking on the treadmill? Take this walk along the beach.


    The American Heart Association launched National Walking Day in 2007 as part of its efforts to promote healthy living. For more information visit

    Walking FAQ

    Q. What are the benefits of walking?
    A. Walking is one of the best exercises to do. Some of the benefits of walking include:

    • Improved cardiovascular health
    • Maintaining a healthy weight
    • Improved flexibility in joints
    • Stronger muscles
    • Improved mental health

    Q. Is walking a good exercise for weight loss?
    A. A balanced diet and walking are a great combination for weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight.