Reported By SPC R.Flannigan
Image Credit: Gilbert Stuart
President’s Day or Washington’s Birthday is the day celebrating Washington himself and often other Presidents who have served the United States. Each state celebrates it often in different ways and many with different titles for the day itself.
George Washington achieved much during his life, being a political leader, a statesman, a military general, a founding father and most famously, the first President of the United States. Even before becoming President George Washington was one of the main men behind the US fight for independence and its eventual victory.
During this day, many also celebrate the names of other Presidents, such as Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. Both having a great impact on the United States, with Jefferson as his work as a Founding Father and his later Presidency, and Lincoln during his time as President when the American Civil War took place and in turn preserving the Union.
So, on this day, the Third Monday in February we celebrate President’s Day in honor of those who led the nation through periods that changed it and shaped it.
“First in war—first in peace—and first in the hearts of his countrymen” - Harry Lee
(Revolutionary War Comrade) on George Washington during his eulogy.