Have you ever wondered about the origins of Presidents' Day? Presidents' Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. However, this holiday turned to be a day of recognition and celebration for all U.S presidents, past and present.
Today’s nation is upset that “Presidents' Day” has diminished the memory of the greatest American by turning his birthday into nothing but a three-day weekend. Let us not forget who George Washington was and commemorate him, he who was a great and powerful leader. However, let's also recognize all presidents who have worked hard and put forward their best effort so that we can all live peacefully and united. Happy Presidents' Day everyone!
For more information, check out the links below:
Brookhiser, Richard. "A Birthday Every American Should Remember." American History 47.6 (2013): 42. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.
"Presidents’ Day." Encyclopædia Britannica (2014): Research Starters. Web. 12 Feb. 2015.
Who Should We Honor On President's Day?. n.p.: National Public Radio, 2013. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.
Strauss, Valerie. "Why Presidents' Day is slightly strange." The Washington Post 2014: Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.