Monday, February 17, 2014

Presidents' Day

I wanted to wish you a Happy Presidents' Day today. I think often we get caught up in our daily lives and forget to step back and remember what the meaning is behind the holidays that our country celebrate together. 

After taking the time to look and see exactly the definition of "Presidents' Day," "The federal holiday Washington's Birthday honors the accomplishments of the man known as "The Father of his Country". Celebrated for his leadership in the founding of the nation, he was the Electoral College's unanimous choice to become the first President; he was seen as a unifying force for the new republic and set an example for future holders of the office.The holiday is also a tribute to the general who created the first military badge of merit for the common soldier. Revived on Washington's 200th birthday in 1932, the Purple Heart medal (which bears Washington's image) is awarded to soldiers who are injured in battle. As with Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Washington's Birthday offers another opportunity to honor the country's veterans."

I appreciate all that our Presidents' have done for us in this country and am thankful to have a holiday that our country celebrates such leadership.

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