Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day is a day “for honoring families of those who have received The Gold Star – the military award no one wants. The award commemorates the tragic death of a military member who has perished while in the line of duty and hopes to provide a level of comfort to the parents and families that are left behind. Since World War 1, a “Gold Star Family” has signified a family that has lost one of its members in combat. The family can display a Gold Star Service Flag for any military family members who have died from any honorable cause – each gold star on the flag signifies a death. Though today only around 1% of the country is involved in military service, as compared to the 12% during other times of war, like World War 2, there are still a significant number of surviving Gold Star families – not to mention, a Gold Star lives on in a family’s legacy.”
Khzir Khan is the Gold Star father of Captain Humayun Khan, killed in 2004 at the age of 27. Mr. Khan became famous in 2016 after challenging Donald Trump over remarks about Muslims.
“Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words “liberty” and “equal protection of law. Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing—and no one.“
National Crush Day is a chance to remember the environment. Crush a can and put it into the recycling bin.
National No Excuses Day. Although it originated in Canada, it is a good day for all of us to do something fun, or that needs to be done. Make Memories, Not Excuses.
World Tourism Day is hard this year because of the Pandemic. But plan to do something next year!
Yom Kippur–from the Chabad.org website.
Begins sunset of Sunday, September 27, 2020
Ends nightfall of Monday, September 28, 2020
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d” (Leviticus 16:30).