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April 5, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National Love Our Children Day – Celebrated on the first Saturday in April and recognized by proclamation of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg every year that he was Mayor (presumably this will be done by the new Mayor as well), this day is about seeing the value of children and giving them the love, protection and respect they need.

National Raisin & Spice Bar Day – This appears to be a southern dessert so perhaps my southern friends could weigh in on whether this would be a good recipe.

Go For Broke Day – This was the motto of the 443rd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated Japanese-American unit serving in World War II, and one of the most decorated units in the army. The day specifically highlights one of the members of that unit, Sadao S. Munemori, who died on this day in 1945 in the process of saving two men in his unit. His actions that day are also credited with contributing a great deal to the ultimate success of his unit's mission.

National Deep Dish Pizza Day – Originated in Chicago in 1943, the purpose of this day is to spread awareness of this delicious alternative to the junk food classic.

International Pillow Fight Day – This day is celebrated all over the world with humongous pillow fights.  Check out the following website for a list of locations hosting pillow fighting events: Better yet, don’t tell your kids about this day, just launch a sneak attack!

Tangible Karma Day – This is a day of giving. Giving your time, skills, or possessions you don’t need, to others is the theme for this day which is always celebrated on the first Saturday in April. Do whatever you can to help someone today: volunteer to help a friend, have a party where you give away things you don't need, volunteer at a local charity.

To celebrate today, volunteer to love the children by handing out raisin & spice bars and deep dish pizza to all the children you encounter today.  While you have their attention, tell them about the 443rd Regimental Combat Team and Sadao S. Munemori.  Finally, before bedtime launch a sneak pillow attack on your children, spouse or neighbors, whoever presents a handy target.

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