"There's something touching about giving someone a gift as special as a pie," Hoskins said in a written statement. "If you were getting a gift, would you rather receive an ordinary tie, or an extraordinary pie?"
The council sees pies as a constant in American life with families passing recipes, pie plates and other utensils down through the generation. And what would Thanksgiving or Fourth of July be without fresh pie?
The council reminded everyone to pick up pie at their local bakery on the way home in the evening, or else bake one themselves, to commemorate National Pie Day in fitting fashion.