It's time to turn the clocks back! Daylight Saving Time (DST) officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday so be sure to move clocks back one hour for the return to Standard Time. Sunrise will take place about an hour earlier and sunset will happen earlier so the light shifts from evening to the morning hours.

It's time to turn the clocks back! Daylight Saving Time  (DST) officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday so be sure to move clocks back one hour for the return to Standard Time. Sunrise will take place about an hour earlier and sunset will happen earlier so the light shifts from evening to the morning hours.
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An English builder named William Willet first devised the idea of shifting the clock so that morning daylight hours could be enjoyed in the evening during the warmer months. Willet published a pamphlet titled 'The Waste of Daylight' in 1907. An early riser, Willet noticed how many curtains remained drawn on summer mornings and wondered why the hours couldn't be adjusted so the majority could enjoy the sunlight later in the day.
It took a few years for the idea to gain merit but a bill to establish a daylight savings plan was first introduced in British Parliament in 1909. It became law in May of 1916, a year after Willet's death. Although some parts of Canada began using daylight saving plans in 1908, it's uncertain whether or not Willet ever knew.
In the U.S. Daylight Saving Time was introduced on March 31, 1918 as a wartime measure. After the Armistice, it wasn't used again until World War II.  After that war, Daylight Saving Time became widely used in many different locations across the country but there was no uniformity until 1966.
The Uniform Time Act established DST throughout the United States, everywhere except for Arizona. Navajo Nation, however, does observe DST.
At the height of the 1970s energy crisis, DST went into effect for fifteen months, from January, 1974 through April, 1975, the longest period it's ever been in effect.
For decades, DST was from the last Sunday in April until the last Sunday in         October. The 2005 Energy Policy Act, among numerous other actions, moved DST up three weeks earlier and ended it a week later.
DST will return at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
Remember - spring forward, fall back so don't forget to move clocks back one hour this Sunday.
In recent years, the time change in both spring and fall has become a time to remind people to test their smoke alarms and change the batteries as well.