My Best Buddy, Boo, says, “Happy Presidents’ Day to all Americans everywhere.”
It is Presidents’ Day, isn’t it? Or is it?
I hope you opened and read the embedded links I placed in the preceding paragraph. They make for some interesting reading. Tell you what, the following embedded links provide some more interesting reading:
- PRESIDENTS’ DAY from HISTORY.com
- Presidents’ Day in the United States from TimeAndDate.com
- PRESIDENTS DAY – Third Monday in February from NationalDayCalendar.com
While there were seven Presidents of the United States of America who preceded George Washington, the first of whom was John Hanson, it was George Washington who was the first President under the Constitution of the United States of America.
And while the February holiday has long celebrated the birthday of George Washingon, honoring him on the anniversary of his birth has had to move over to make room for all the other American Presidents, even though the federal holiday is still officially his, but in name only.
May I be so bold as to suggest you go on over to read The Daily Signal article “Why We Should Celebrate Washington’s Birthday, Not Presidents Day” by Arthur Milikh published on February 17, 2017.