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September 11, 2015

Today we celebrate:

National Day of Service and Remembrance (Patriot Day) – This is a day to remember and honor those who died on this day in 2001 by doing whatever you can to help others in need. It isn't hard to find community service projects that need your help. Seek them out and keep those who were lost in mind while you do.

National Emergency Responders Day - This is a day to celebrate the ones we depend on in an emergency.  They are the ones who run toward trouble while the rest of us are running away.  They help us when we need it and risk their lives to save ours.

Libraries Remember Day – On this day, Libraries commemorate the tragedies of September 11, 2001. The Bensenville Community Public Library in Illinois remembers by staying open for the entire 24 hours of this day. Check with your local library to see if they have any special commemoration events going on.

National 401(k) Day - Created in 1996 by the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America, this is a day that is celebrated on the Friday after Labor Day every year.  On this day, plan sponsors will be providing information about their plans to participants and stressing the importance of saving for retirement.

“I Want To Start My Own Business Day” Day - This is a day for the entrepreneur within all of us.  While not everyone is suited for running their own business, if you want to give it a try to see if you are one of those who could be successful at it, this is the day.  Be your own boss, make your own rules.

National Hot Cross Bun Day – These delicious buns were usually eaten only on Good Friday but these days you can have them any time of year.

Make Your Bed Day – This is a great day! I really, really like this one. I think I'll print out this day and post it on my children's bedroom doors.  It’s pretty self explanatory and parents all over the world should jump on it and make it an official celebration in their households.

No News Is Good News Day – This is my mantra whenever my children are away from me and I start to worry about them for no reason whatsoever. I remind myself that if something goes wrong, I'll get a phone call or something. You should remind yourself of that today as well.

Women’s Baseball Day - On this day in 1875, the first public women’s baseball game was played in Springfield, Illinois.  The fans were charged an entrance fee and the women were paid to play.  So it was seriously legit for that time.  The teams were named the Blondes and the Brunettes.  Really? Yes, really.  Well, remember that this was in 1875 and women still wore dresses that covered every inch of their bodies and still really couldn’t do much of anything without permission from their husbands or fathers.

Stand Up 2 Cancer Day - On the second Friday of September we remember that every single one of us is affected by cancer at some point in our lives.  Whether we are afflicted with it ourselves or we have to watch our loved ones fight that battle.  It is a disease that takes on many forms which is why it is so hard to find a cure.  But one day we will find a cure for all the different varieties of cancer out there.

To celebrate today, remember the Americans who died 14 years ago while you make your bed and eat hot cross buns.  Then,  research how to start your own business along with the 401(k) plans available to you.  Next, check with your local library to see if they have any remembrance activities you can participate in.  Finally, call the emergency responders you know and thank them for their hard work.  If they don’t answer, assume that no news is good news and check into what the Women’s baseball league is up to these days before you find out what you can do to stand up to cancer.

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