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SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 | PATRIOT DAY AND NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE | NATIONAL MAKE YOUR BED DAY | NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUN DAY

Patriot Day - September 11

 

PATRIOT DAY

Patriot Day on September 11th honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.  Each year, in the United States the day is dedicated to remembering those who died as well as those who risked their own lives to save others. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #PatriotDay

  • Attend Patriot Day ceremonies. 
  • Observe moments of silence:
    • 8:46 AM EDT – American Airlines Flight #11 collides into the World Trade Center
    • 9:03 AM EDT – United Airlines Flight #175 collides into the World Trade Center South Tower
    • 9:37 AM EDT – American Airlines Flight #77 crashes into the Pentagon
    • 9:59 AM EDT – World Trade Center South Tower Collapses
    • 10:03 AM EDT – United Airlines Flight #93 crashes in Shanksville, PA
    • 10:28 AM EDT – World Trade Center North Tower Collapses
  • Volunteer – Help an organization that has meaning to you. Improve the lives of others and the world around you. Spread kindness. Offer the hope and skills you have to others who need it most.
  • Remember – Remember those killed in the attacks. Remember to stand united as a Nation.  Join others in prayer vigils or memorial events.

Use #PatriotDay or #NeverForget to post on social media and show your support.

PATRIOT DAY HISTORY

  • September 13, 2001, in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush, proclaimed Friday, September 14, 2001, as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.
  • August 31, 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, 2002, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance.
  • September 4, 2002, President Bush proclaimed September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot Day.
  • September 9, 2016, President Barack Obama proclaimed September 11th as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance,

In 2017 and 2018, President Donald Trump declared September 8–10 as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance and proclaimed September 11 as Patriot Day. “During the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we pause to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent people who were murdered by radical Islamist terrorists in the brutal attacks of September 11, 2001. We come together to pray for those whose lives were forever changed by the loss of a loved one. We strengthen our resolve to stand together as one Nation.”

NATIONAL MAKE YOUR BED DAY – September 11

NATIONAL MAKE YOUR BED DAY

National Make Your Bed Day is observed annually on September 11th.

Do you want to get a better night’s sleep?  According to the National Sleep Foundation, making your bed can help improve your sleep by reducing the amount of tossing, turning and restlessness which in return, can be good for your health.

A great night’s sleep can depend on the comfort you feel in your bedroom environment. – National Sleep Foundation

At a Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, participants learn that the sleep environment is a major component to a restful night’s sleep. In a survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, people who make their bed daily more often have a better night’s sleep. Fresh sheets, dark and cool rooms, and comfortable mattresses and pillows also play a factor in mastering sleep comfort. 

Besides the comfort level, the visual appeal of a well-made bed invites us to slumber. Almost like a blank canvas inspires an artist to paint, a comfortably made bed calls to us. Being faced with crumpled sheets and twisted blankets at the end of a long day causes frustration. Very little is required of us when our bed is made. When we’re tired, we ask for no more demands from the day, least of all from our bed.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMakeYourBedDay

Make your bed. If not in the routine of making your bed, use this observance as an opportunity to start this healthy habit. Encourage the entire family, especially small children to make their own beds. Creating healthful habits early in life can last a lifetime. 

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for ideas designed to use in your classroom.

Use #NationalMakeYourBedDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL MAKE YOUR BED DAY HISTORY HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator or origin of National Make Your Bed Day.

NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUN DAY - September 11

NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUN DAY

A sweet, delicious, spiced bun has its day each year on September 11 as it is National Hot Cross Bun Day. 

Currants or raisins baked into the bun add a sweet flavor. As noted in the name of this baked good, it’s marked with a cross. To make the cross, bakers use a doughy paste baked into the bread. Sometimes, an icing is used to make the cross instead.

Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten during Lent in many historically Christian countries. Lent begins the evening before Ash Wednesday through Good Friday, and the cross is a symbol of the Crucifixion.

Hot Cross Bun Superstitions
  • Buns baked and served on Good Friday will not spoil or mold during the subsequent year. (English folklore)
  • Use buns for medicinal purposes.  A piece of it given to someone ill will help them recover. (English folklore)
  • Sharing one with another person is supposed to ensure friendship throughout the coming year. This is supposed to be especially true if “Half for you and half for me, Between us two, shall goodwill be” is said at the time.
  • Some people believe because there is a cross on the bun, they should kiss the buns before eating them.
  • Hot cross buns are said to protect you during a sea voyage.
  • If hung in a kitchen, they are said to protect against fires and ensure that all bread turns out perfectly. (Replace the hanging bun each year.)

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHotCrossBunsDay

Enjoy these recipes: Chef John’s Hot Cross Buns (Traditional) or Hot Cross Buns (with frosting).

Use #NationalHotCrossBunsDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL HOT CROSS BUNS DAY HISTORY

We were unable to find the creator of National Hot Cross Bun Day.

On Deck for September 12, 2019

National Days

International Days

  • United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

 

Recipe of the Day

Garlic Gazpacho

Prep:  30 minutes
Cook:  This soup is served cold 
Total Prep: 30 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients:

2 cloves garlic
6 large tomatoes, peeled
1 large tomato, unpeeled
1 large onion
1 each green bell peppers
2 small cucumbers
½ cup olive oil
½ cup lemon juice
3 cups tomato juice, chilled
1 dash salt
1 dash cayenne pepper

Instructions:

In a food processor, blend peeled tomatoes and garlic.

Add 1/4 of peppers and 1/4 of onions and 1/2 of cucumber and blend. Chill mixture for 1 hour.

Chop the remaining tomato and julienne the remaining vegetables. Cover and chill.

Just before serving, blend olive oil, lemon juice, salt, cayenne, and tomato juice in blender. Combine with chilled mixture.

Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with remaining vegetables.

Serve with crusty bread, such as a baguette.

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