National Day Calendar
October 11, 2021 – National Kick Butt Day | General Pulaski Memorial Day
Einstein Said, "You Never Fail Until You Quit Trying." Turns Out He Was In Good Company.
Welcome to October 11, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate kicking butt and an uncommon hero.
If you’re running low on motivation these days, you’re not alone. Most of us think that successful people have some extra luck, but the truth is, they’re just people who pushed past the failure. Milton Hershey worked in a candy factory, but when he tried to make it on his own he failed - three times, before returning to the family farm. That didn’t stop him from perfecting the recipe for milk chocolate. Ben Franklin dropped out of elementary school. Stephen King’s first novel was rejected 30 times. And no one took Michael Jordan’s dream seriously as a kid because he was short! If you’re feeling like a failure these days, you’re in some very good company! On National Kick Butt Day, get past the excuses and go kick some butt!
Many brave Americans fought in the Revolutionary War, but the colonists did not fight alone. Other European nations, who were not fond of the British, were willing to lend a helping hand. One of the most prominent was Polish General Casimir Pulaski. After being exiled from his homeland, where he fought against the Russian army, Pulaski made his way to Paris. Here Benjamin Franklin recruited him for the war against Great Britain. He became one of General Washington’s most valuable field commanders and went on to win key battles for the Continental Army. Pulaski saved hundreds of troops before he was fatally wounded in Savannah, Georgia. On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we celebrate the hero who stepped up for a country that wasn’t even his own.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.