Archive for September, 2007

(September 30) Today we're observing . . .  Gold Star Mother's Day

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

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Gold Star Mother’s Day

On Gold Star Mother’s Day, we honor the mothers of the service men and women who have given their lives in the defense of our great Nation.

By Presidential Proclamation

Gold Star Mother’s Day, 2007 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Gold Star Mother’s Day, 2007
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 30, 2007, as Gold Star Mother’s Day. I call upon all Government officials to display the flag of the United States over Government buildings on this solemn day. I also encourage the American people to display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a public expression of our Nation’s sympathy and respect for our Gold Star Mothers.

Full Text - Gold Star Mother’s Day, 2007 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

(September 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  No Stress Day

Saturday, September 29th, 2007


No Stress Day
A day for getting away from the daily stress of life by doing absolutely nothing.

link: No Stress Day

photo credit: KhayaL via flickr

(September 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Love Note Day

Friday, September 28th, 2007


Love Note Day
Who doesn’t enjoy receiving love notes?

With life so busy and hectic today,  take some to time to write a simple note to the one you love.

It will be appreciated!

photo credit: Alitheia via flickr

(September 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Ancestor Appreciation Day

Thursday, September 27th, 2007


Ancestor Appreciation Day
A day for learning about and honoring your family’s ancestors.

(September 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Sukkot

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Sukkot on the Net

Join us for our celebration of the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot: Sukkot on the Net

The Story of Sukkot
The Holiday and its Meaning

The Sukkah
What is a Sukkah and Why is it Important?

Etrog, Lulav and the Four Species
How Do You Pronounce it? And What do you do with it?

Sukkot Craft Projects
Make a newspaper Lulav
Bulid your own PVC Pipe Sukkah

Sukkot on the Net

(September 26) Tonight we're observing . . .  Sukkot

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007


Sukkot
With the final blowing of the Shofar, The Jewish High Holy Days draw to a close and the focus of the Jewish community shifts from the solemnness of Yom Kippur to the jubilant celebration of the festival of Sukkot.

The festival of Sukkot, also known as Chag’ha Succot, the “Feast of Booths” (or Tabernacles), is named for the huts (sukkah) that Moses and the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before they reached the Promised Land. These huts were made of branches and were easy to assemble, take apart, and carry as the Israelites wandered through the desert.

Click to continue reading and to visit our Sukkot celebration

photo caption: A front yard sukkah on Ordway Street, NW in Washington, DC. The sukkah was built for the Jewish holiday, Sukkot, which celebrates the harvest. photo credit: billadler via flickr

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