Presidents’ Day…A Time To Reflect

Today America observes Presidents’ Day. Under the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, Presidents’ Day is always celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally, it was a day to honor George Washington. His birthday is on February 22nd, and thus, the holiday  was called “Washington’s Birthday.” In 1971, Congress renamed the holiday Presidents’ Day to also honor Abraham Lincoln’s February 12th birthday as well. So, if you have the day off, and are shopping a one cent sale, remember what the day celebrates.


George Washington…1732-1799…1st President of the United States…”Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

Abraham Lincoln…1809-1865…16th President of the United States…”I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”






Source:,PeggyAnderson,GreatQuotesfromGreatLeaders; Alexander Gardner [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons; Gilbert Stuart [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, Dawn Hudson,