National Observance: Turn clocks back for Daylight Savings

Image from Wikimedia Commons.SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Attention, churchgoers: don’t forget to turn your clocks back!

Remember to “fall back” an hour early this morning, so you don’t arrive at your worship service 60 minutes before it starts! That’s right—with the exception of Arizona and Hawaii, all states in the U.S. turn back their clocks one hour at 2 a.m. today for Daylight Savings Time.

Daylight Savings Time has aroused its share of both praise and criticism through the years, but as of today, most states observe it and in most places, “night” will come a little earlier. (Wikipedia has details.)

What else does Daylight Savings Time usually indicate? Public safety officials encourage the changing of smoke alarm batteries; for families with young children, sleep schedules may be disrupted. (Parents: get your kids back on track with help from a Washington Post blog.)

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