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Presidents, Vacations and Sales, Oh My
Posted 2/18/2011 1:06:00 PM

Here comes President's Day! What does that mean to you? Cherry Pie? Car shopping? Skiing? Light traffic? School Vacation? All of the above? President's Day was once called Washington's Birthday, in honor of George Washington, our first president. It was the first federal holiday that honored a US citizen. Washington's birthday is actually February 22nd. Incidentally, Abraham Lincoln's birthday is February 12th. So instead of celebrating two presidents' birthdays on two different days, it was decided to have one federal holiday that would honor the office of the presidency itself. These days we think more about the sale at the mall rather than the reason for the day. And sadly, not everyone gets the day off. But whatever you're doing this Monday holiday, perhaps take a moment to reflect on our nation's history, then check out that sale!

Posted By: Nancy Quill  

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