Your Guide to September

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Goodbye summer, hello fall!

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National Wildlife Day ~ September 4th

The U.S. has over 1,300 endangered species.* Be an advocate for wildlife by supporting your local zoo or animal sanctuary and educating others to do the same.

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Grandparents’ Day ~ September 8th

There’s nothing like the bond between grandparents and their grandchildren. Learn how you can #DoSomethingGrand at

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Patriot Day ~ September 11th

Help turn a day of tragedy into a day of doing good. Make a positive impact by volunteering on this National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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National Cleanup Day ~ September 21st

Whether it’s picking up just one piece of trash or joining a team cleanup event, do your part to keep Mother Nature litter-free.

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First Day of Fall ~ September 23rd

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” — Stanley Horowitz

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Rosh Hashanah Begins ~ September 29th

Two days of introspection and jubilation usher in the Jewish New Year and begin the 10 days of penitence that end with Yom Kippur.

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  • September is Hispanic Heritage Month — an invitation to celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture across America and recognize the numerous ways Hispanic Americans have contributed to our nation.
  • Pro football is back! The NFL opening game kicks off Thursday, September 5.
  • On September 5, 1774, the first Continental Congress was called to order, serving as the first government of the 13 colonies and eventually the United States.