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August 26, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National Cherry Popsicle Day – Not any old popsicles mind you. Just the cherry ones.  No other flavor will suffice for this particular day.  Since children can be rather particular about which flavor they will or will not eat, I suggest you remove all other flavors from the box before you show it to the kids.

National Dog Day – Established in 2004, this is a day to recognize the fact that incredible numbers of dogs need to be rescued either from a bad living environment or from being on the streets trying to scrounge for food. Beyond that, there are all of the well loved family dogs and working dogs that make people's lives easier or safer as well as the ones who simply make us feel better.

Women's Equality Day – On this day in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed and women were granted the right to vote. In 1971, Bella Abzug introduced legislation to Congress for Women's Equality Day. Since then, every year each president has proclaimed this celebration day. It is a day to recognize that women have been treated as second class citizens in the past but with the passage of the 19th Amendment, that began to change as we work toward the goal of complete equality.

To celebrate today, go out and find a dog that needs to be rescued and rescue it, possibly by adopting it if you can. Then you can share some cherry popsicles with your female friends and family to congratulate them for gaining the equality that they have achieved so far. Discuss with them what they think still needs to be done before everyone is equal.

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