Monday, February 17, 2014

Presidents' Day, February 17, 2014

Honoring all Presidents of our United States.
And thanks for the day off work too
The Washington Post/Valerie Strauss, 2/16/14.  "Why Pesidents' Day is slightly strange."

....  "Ask  a handful of people who the holiday is meant to recognize, and you aren’t likely to get the same answers. In fact, what is generally called Presidents’ Day is still recognized by the U.S. government as Washington’s Birthday. lists it like this: George Washington’s Birthday (Presidents’ Day) – February 17 and it describes the holiday this way:  Washington’s Birthday.

....  Some states do in fact honor both Washington, who was born Feb. 22, and Abraham Lincoln, who was born Feb. 12. But other states honor Washington and Thomas Jefferson, but not Lincoln, on this holiday and some states honor all the presidents. Then there are a handful of states, including Illinois, that have declared Lincoln’s birthday a state holiday — whatever day of the week Feb. 12 happens to fall — while also marking the federal holiday. In Virginia, Washington’s home state, the holiday is called George Washington’s Day. In Alabama, it is called “Washington and Jefferson Day” (although Jefferson was born on April 13).Read article.

Related -  List of all Presidents of the United States (POTUS),

Note:  fake photo/graph from a 2011 ABC News article. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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