Friday, February 12, 2016

President's Day Feb 15, 2016: Celebrates Birth of Geo. Washington and Abe Lincoln

History of the Seal is Very Interesting  

Five Still Living Today
(Geo. H.W. Bush, Barack Obama (current), Geo. W. Bush, 
Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter)

44 Elected to Date
(Grover Cleveland Was Elected for Two Non-consecutive Terms 
(22nd and 24th) - First time in history)

We are once again in a presidential election cycle (every four years as we know), and looking at the history of the office and men who have been president is a powerful study. The history regarding establishment of President's Day is also interesting and described this way in part:

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.

Traditionally celebrated on February 22 — Washington’s actual day of birth — the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.

While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

The history of the office and each man who has served there (only men to date but that could change in this cycle) can be seen here [click on each name to link to their individual bio and historical notes]. This also makes for very interesting reading and a study into our history of the history of men referred to as holding the most-powerful position in the world.

Election Day 2016 is November 8th. Please take the time to get out and vote because your vote is your voice to help keep our democracy strong and viable. 

And, as always, thanks for stopping by.


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