Patriot Day / National Hot Cross Buns Day

Patriot Day

September 11

According to Wikipedia, A bill to make September 11 a national day of mourning was introduced in the U.S. House on October 25, 2001 with 22 co-sponsors, among them 11 Democrats and 11 Republicans. The bill requested the President designate September 11 of each year as Patriot Day. Joint Resolution 71 passed the House by a vote of 407–0, with 25 members not voting. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on November 30. President Bush signed the resolution into law and on September 4, 2002, President Bush used the authority of the resolution to proclaim September 11, 2002, as the first Patriot Day. The flag of the United States is flown at half-mast at the White House and on all U.S. government buildings and establishments throughout the world. Americans are also encouraged to display flags in and outside their homes. Additionally, a moment of silence is observed to correspond with the attacks, beginning at 8:46 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), the time the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

National Hot Cross Buns Day

September 11

Hot cross buns have been traced back as early as 1361 when a monk was recorded to have made small spiced cakes stamped with the sign of the cross, to be distributed to the poor visiting the monastery at St. Albans on Good Friday. Although hot cross buns may be considered a symbol of Christianity, they actually date back to pagan times when the goddess Eastore (who Easter was named after) was worshipped in springtime with buns marked with a cross to represent the four phases of the moon. Hot Cross Buns are meant to be traditionally only eaten on Good Friday in the majority of western countries.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Tom Landry – Coach of Dallas Cowboys – born in Mission, Texas

Bear Bryant – College Football Coach – born in Moro Bottom, Arkansas


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