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Today is Monday, usually a time for men to go to work and children to go to school. However, it is a holiday, and my family gets a break from work!

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George Washington

 

President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of every February. It was created to honor George Washington’s birthday. Some think Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is also included, but it is not. In 1951, the first attempt to make President’s Day  a federal holiday occurred, but it failed. However, many states adopted it as a local holiday for March 4th. The term President’s Day was popularized in the 1980’s.

It is nice to have a holiday break once in a while, and to honor our presidents, who gave us the freedom we needed.

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