National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar


September 29, 2021 – VFW Day | National Coffee Day

September 28, 2021

When It Comes To Coffee This Actor Talked The Talk And Walked The Walk!

Welcome to September 29th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate Veterans of Foreign Wars and an iconic buzz.

The VFW was founded in 1914 by veterans of the Spanish American War and soldiers who had served in the Philippines.  The group was created to secure benefits and medical treatments for the sick and wounded veterans.  At the time, soldiers returning home from duty had no Veterans Administration care or pensions.  The VFW also enabled veterans to help each other transition from the battlefield to normal life.  The organization’s motto is “No one does more for Veterans,” and it’s easy to see why.  No one understands a soldier better than someone who has served in the military. The individual posts also play a big role in their communities through fundraising and community service.  On VFW Day find out more about the organization that honors the fallen by helping the living.  

When it comes to brand ambassadors, there are few more iconic than Juan Valdez. This fictional coffee farmer has been the face of the Coffee Growers of Colombia for over 6 decades. And for nearly 40 of those years, Carlos Sanchez portrayed the iconic spokesperson. The Colombian actor had actually been a coffee farmer in his youth, so he fit the role perfectly. With his wide brimmed hat and big smile, Juan Valdez became the center of a worldwide ad campaign that made the character nearly as popular as Colombian coffee itself. Sanchez retired from the role in 2006, but Juan Valdez lives on both as a spokesperson and as a chain of coffee shops. On National Coffee Day, celebrate your own favorite brand with a delicious cup of joe.  

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.