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President’s Day 2024 is today!

“A rare painting of Lincoln restores the emancipator to his full height”
“The 16th president is well known from black and white photos, but this re-discovered portrait adds dimension and meaning”

Credit: The Washington Post

About President’s Day
“Washington’s Birthday [Feb. 22, 1732] is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. It is also commonly known as Presidents Day (sometimes spelled Presidents’ Day or President’s Day). As Washington’s Birthday or Presidents Day, it is also the official name of a concurrent state holiday celebrated on the same day in a number of states.”

The day is a state holiday in most states, with official names including Washington’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, President’s Day, Presidents Day, and Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday [Feb. 12, 1809].[1] The various states use 15 different names. Depending upon the specific law, the state holiday may officially celebrate Washington alone, Washington and Lincoln, or some other combination of U.S. presidents (such as Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who was born in April).[1]” quoting Wikipedia.

[Editor’s. note: Most government offices, libraries, and many banks will be closed, and no U. S. Postal Services today.] Read more

Click here for George Washington’s Farewell Address read every President’s Day in Congress.

Posted by Steve on February 19, 2024 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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