Today is

By Sarah Bellum

Out There

Today, Sept. 9 (actually the official date for this holiday is the second Thursday of September but that's today) is National School Picture Day.

Comb your hair, put on clean clothes and smile.

According to Nation Day Calendar, "Picture Day creates memories that last a lifetime. Not only that, but the day makes moms and dads radiate with pride and joy.

"Whether they capture the first toothless grin or the start of adolescence, school pictures are a tradition dating back generations. They mark time, much like the hash marks on a growth chart.

"By graduation day, families bring their children full circle. A complete collection of pictures chart their children's primary and secondary school years."