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Labor Day – September 4

“I learned the value of work by working hard.”
– Margaret Mead

If all the cars in the United States were lined up end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.”
– Doug Larson

National Grandparents Day – September 10

“What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.”
– Gene Perret

“To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word ‘boo’.”
– Robert Brault

“Grandchildren are a grandparent’s link to the future, and grandparents are the child’s link to the past.”

Positive Thinking Day September 13

“Our attitude about life determines life’s attitude toward us.”
– John Mitchell

“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.“
– Roy T. Bennett

“Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to happy all the time. It means that even on hard days you know that there are better things coming.”
– Unknown

National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15-October 15

“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”
– Cesar Chavez

“There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.”
– Juan Montalvo

Citizenship Day – September 17

“Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong.”
– Charles Handy

“The American ideal is not that we all agree with each other, or even like each other, every minute of the day. It is rather that we will respect each other’s rights, especially the right to be different, and that, at the end of the day, we will understand that we are one people, one country, and one community, and that our well-being is inextricably bound up with the well-being of each and every one of our fellow citizens.”
– C. Everett Koop

“The best principles of our republic secure to all its citizens a perfect equality of rights.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Band-aid invented – September 22, 1920

“Any father can relate to feeling like a superhero when you put a Band-Aid on your kid.”
– Justin Hartley

“At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it’s over, and you’re relieved.”
– John Green

U.S. Post Office opened September 22, 1789

“Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don’t they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the postmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?”
– Steven Wright

“Abstract anger is great for rhetorical carrying on. You can go on endlessly about the post office, but it doesn’t mean you’re mad at your mailman.”
– P. J. O’Rourke

Supreme Court est’d. September 24, 1789

“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.”
– William Howard Taft

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.”
– Mitch McConnell

“The Supreme Court, of course, has the responsibility of ensuring that our government never oversteps its proper bounds or violates the rights of individuals. But the Court must also recognize the limits on itself and respect the choices made by the American people.” 
– Elena Kagan

Good Neighbor Day – September 15

“Definition of good neighbor: someone to be trusted; a courteous, friendly source of help when help is needed; someone you can count on; someone who cares.”
– Edward B. Rust, Jr.

“A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn’t climb over it.”
– Arthur Baer

“The only time you should look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.”
– Louis C. K.

National Dog Week – 4th week of September

“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”
– Nora Roberts

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”
– Agnes Sligh Turnbull

“Scratch a dog, and you’ll find a permanent job.”
– Franklin P. Jones

“Anyone who doesn’t know what soap tastes like has never washed a dog.”
– Franklin P. Jones

Classical Music Month

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
– Hans Christian Anderson

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
– Victor Hugo

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” 
– Vera Nazarian

National Good Manners Month

“Friends and good manner will carry you where money won’t go.”
– Margaret Walker

“Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them.”
– Bill Kelly

“A parent can give a child no greater gift than good manners.”
– Hakim

“The measure of good manners is how you treat those who don’t have any.”
– Unknown

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