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National Crush A Can Day!

Today we celebrate this day by crushing all the cans of soda that we consume every day to raise awareness and contribute to helping the environment or for a cause, so let’s get crushing, it’s National Crush A Can Day.  This day is observed annually on September 27th.

National Crush a Can Day was created to raise awareness about recycling.  Soda cans are made of 60% aluminum and it recycled every year to save energy.  Studies shows, in 1988, recycled aluminum cans could light up a city as the big as Pittsburgh for a span of six years.

Each can is worth about a penny per piece and consumer have made over 10 billion dollars by returning cans for recycling and studies shows, about 105,800 cans are recycled in the United States every day alone because a lot of people are soda drinkers.

Nowadays, recycling is encouraged to every household, saving their plastic bottles, newspapers and soda cans to help eliminate trash that contributes to the pollution of our environment and also prevents harming endangered animals especially at the sea where trash is piling up from plastic trash including cans.  Did you know that the energy saved from recycling one can is able to power your television for three hours?

You can also crush cans for a cause, we do.  We collect soda cans and crush them to donate the proceeds to support the animals at the animal shelters.  So, today, celebrate this day by crushing cans either to raise awareness to help save the environment or help and donate for whatever purpose you can find in your local community.  Share on social media the awareness using #NationalCrushCanDay.

1938 Franklin Roosevelt appeals to Hitler for peace

On September 27, 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt writes to German Chancellor Adolf Hitler regarding the threat of war in Europe. The German chancellor had been threatening to invade the Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia and, in the letter, his second to Hitler in as many days, Roosevelt reiterated the need to find a peaceful resolution to the issue.

The previous day, FDR had written to Hitler with an appeal to negotiating with Czechoslovakia regarding Germany’s desire for the natural and industrial resources of the Sudetenland rather than resort to force. Hitler responded that Germany was entitled to the area because of the “shameful” way in which the Treaty of Versailles, which had ended World War I, had made Germany a “pariah” in the community of nations. The treaty had given the Sudetenland, a territory that was believed by Hitler and many of his supporters to be inherently German, to the state of Czechoslovakia. Therefore, Hitler reasoned, the German invasion of the Sudetenland was justified, as annexation by Germany would simply mean returning the area to its cultural and historical roots. Hitler assured Roosevelt that he also desired to avoid another large-scale war in Europe.

In his letter of September 27, Roosevelt expressed relief at Hitler’s assurances but re-emphasized his desire that “negotiations [between Germany and Czechoslovakia] be continued until a peaceful settlement is found.” FDR also suggested that a conference of all nations concerned with the current conflict be convened as soon as possible.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/franklin-roosevelt-appeals-to-hitler-for-peace)