― The Most Important Holiday Of All Your Birthday by Samuel E. Warren Jr. My wife, Christy Warren's birthday is August 19. This, August 16, 2012, I asked her if there was anything special that she wanted to do to celebrate her birthday. “We have never really celebrated it before; why should this year be any different ?” Granted, active duty military responsibilities had disrupted some birthday celebrations. Even retirement is no guarantee of a successful birthday celebration. Despite her [...].