March 31, 2021 – National Little Red Wagon Day | National Crayon Day
Did You Ever Have A Little Red Wagon As A Kid?
Welcome to March 31, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the little things that inspire the kid in us all.
If you never had a Radio Flyer little red wagon as a kid, then you’ve missed out on something truly American, hauling stuff around. When we grow up we buy trucks and let our hair blow in the breeze. Our dogs ride shotgun with their noses out the window. And the back is full of gear for our next great adventure. This all starts with our first set of wheels, and anyone who sees a kid at the park pulling his version of the important stuff knows it. There goes an entrepreneur, an engineer, the next great lemonade stand! Keep your eyes open for this right of passage. It’s a good one and it’s bound to pull on your heart strings. On National Little Red Wagon Day, you can bet these kids hauling stuff around are going some place good.
Every kid knows the kaleidoscope of colors found in every box of Crayola crayons. The company makes crayons in dozens of hues, allowing tiny artists to create works of art that adorn refrigerators around the world. But there was one important person who wasn’t able to enjoy Crayola’s full spectrum of color. Emerson Moser, who was one of the company’s most senior crayon makers, was colorblind. He could see color, but couldn’t differentiate between blues and greens. When he retired from Crayola after 37 years on the job, he’d created nearly 1.5 billion crayons. His boots, which had become coated with colorful wax over the years, were donated to the Crayola Hall of Fame. On National Crayon Day, break out a box of creative color and be grateful for all the hues you can see.
I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.