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September 19, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National Tradesmen Day – Celebrated on the third Friday in September, this is a day to be more aware of professional tradesmen and women. We depend upon them for building things and fixing things from houses to cars to lights and running water. There are many different kinds of tradesmen so you should have no trouble finding one today.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day – Established by Congress in 1998 to be celebrated on the third Friday in September, this is a day to honor those brave soldiers who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action.

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day - The Trail of Tears was the forcible relocation of the Cherokee Nation from their lands to the reservations that the government set aside for them in Oklahoma.  Thousands of Cherokee died during that time between 1836 and 1839 which is where the tears come in although being forced to move is devastating enough for that title.  There is a commemorative motorcycle ride that will be held this year beginning yesterday..

International Talk Like A Pirate Day – Created by John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995, this is a day to talk like a pirate. Although it started out as a private joke between the two of them, they eventually sent a letter about it to humor columnist, Dave Barry, who liked the idea and spread it around. Dressing like a pirate is optional but encouraged.

National Butterscotch Pudding Day – I love to mix butterscotch pudding with vanilla ice cream. But plain old butterscotch pudding is pretty darn delicious as well.

Brother's Day – Celebrated every year on this day, this is a celebration for brothers of all kinds. Biological, educational, spiritual, union or simply emotional, get together with your brothers and reminisce about your shared past today.

To celebrate today, talk like a pirate and convince your brother(s) and some local tradesmen and women to come with you and join the motorcyclists riding the Trail of Tears.  Stop at a church and pray for all the POW/MIA in our present and our past whether or not they have been found.  Then have some butterscotch pudding to celebrate your successful day.

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