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Happy National Power Ranger Day! It’s Morphin’ Time! Yes, a special day to officially recognize the original “teenagers with attitude” and celebrate all things Power Rangers.

According to nationaldaycalendar.com, Power Rangers pioneered diversity, inclusivity and teamwork, exemplifying these values through every episode. When the show premiered in 1993, it featured a cast that was diverse beyond compare and since has continued to lead the way, proving that all are equal and that anyone can be super.

In fact, the recent 2017 feature film included one of the first ranger/superheroes on the Autism spectrum.

Although it began as a children’s show, Power Rangers’ influence is multi-generational with nostalgia at an all-time high.

Five ordinary teenagers exploded on the pop-culture scene. Together they broke down barriers and defeated evil by demonstrating teamwork, inclusivity, and diversity to people of all ages. Whether its kids discovering the Super Ninja Steel for the first time, or adults who have been fans for decades, the brand’s positive message and main characters resonate with people around the world because everyone can see themselves in these inspiring teenage heroes.

One of the most recognizable franchises in the world with one most popular taglines in history, “It’s Morphin’ Time!” Power Rangers ad launched the TV show on Aug. 28, 1993. It became the #1 kids action brand and a global phenomenon. It is the second longest running non-soap opera scripted program on American TV after “The Simpsons”, with 830+ episodes in its library.

Today, everyone gets to celebrate being a Power Ranger.

What are your Ranger skills and abilities? Do you have super strength or enhanced memory? Maybe your super-power talent hasn’t been discovered yet. That’s OK. No matter where you live or who you are, with discipline, mindfulness and heart, anyone can become a Power Ranger. So, pick your color, assume the stance and exercise your super-power and break those barriers and defeat evil.

This coming weekend is a 3-day weekend celebrating Labor Day. Can you believe it? September is already here; it seems we barely started summer. Time flies. Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, laws, sustainability, persistence, structure, and well-being of the country. Phew!

And is the unofficial end of summer and, way back when, in the golden glory days – the start of school. Not so now, but it is a 3-day weekend, so make a memory to be worth a 3-day weekend. There are only 119 shopping days until Christmas; does that give you an idea or two? Or maybe, just maybe, do nothing, absolutely nothing. Relax, do the minimal for your family and chill-lax. Make it true Labor Day.

Dates to remember:

Monday, Sept. 2 – Labor Day

Sunday, Sept. 8 – Grandparents Day – yes, a day to honor the patriarchs and matriarchs of your family. If it weren’t for them, you wouldn’t be here.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Patriots Day – remembrance of those who gave their lives, and the first responders to the attack on the twin towers on 9-11-2001.

Friday, Sept. 20 – Autumnal Equinox

Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Liberty Ranch FFA Drive-Thru BBQ. Last day to order, Friday, Sept 13. Call the Liberty Ranch Ag Dept.

Until next week – Be strong, be courageous, make a memory.