The Third Circuit Court Diversity and Inclusion Team's Mission: 
"We recognize our common background and respect our unique human experiences. We move forward as an inclusive organization, community and society."
The Court's Diversity & Inclusion Team strives to ensure the values of its diverse bench, staff, and court users are acknowledged and reflected in our delivery of service as well as our work environment.
In that spirit, the team creates and shares a monthly list of various holidays and observations along with some celebration suggestions. We invite our work community and the community at large to contribute.

September 2019
Labor Day - September 2
National Cheese Pizza Day - September 5
National Teddy Bear Day - September 9
World Trade Center bombing - September 11
National Play-Doh Day - September 16
Emancipation Proclamation - September 22
Native American Day - September 27

As the ninth month of the year, September marks the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere. September has three birth flowers: the forget-me-not, the morning glory and the aster. Forget-me-nots represent love and memories, asters represent love as well, and the morning glory represents unrequited love. September's birthstone is the sapphire.

September has several United States and international holidays.
  • Labor Day (first Monday of September), Native American Day (fourth Friday of September), Grandparent's Day (first Sunday after Labor Day), Constitution Day (September 17)
  • September 2, 1666: the Great Fire of London
  • September 1, 1939: In the early morning hours of this day, Hitler invaded Poland, starting WWII in Europe.
  • September 8, 1974 POTUS Gerald Ford gave an unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon for his role in "The Watergate fiasco."


Tuesday morning September 11, 2001, The Twin Towers in New York City were hit by one plane each. More than 3,000 people lost their lives during one of the deadliest attacks on U. S. soil to date. This event changed travel in the United States and all over the world forever. 

A feel good song "September" was recorded and released by Earth, Wind and Fire.
It was recorded in September 1978 and released on November 18, 1978. It was covered by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick in 2016, Kirk Franklin in 2007, Marcela Mangabeira in 2008.
*This information is excerpted from Wikipedia and an article by journalist, Dixie Allan updated May 24, 2019.