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Why Do We Celebrate Presidents’ Day?

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This week, we commemorated the amazing leaders of our nation on Presidents’ Day. But, do you know why we celebrate this holiday?

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Originally, the holiday fell directly on the birthday of George Washington, our first president.  Thus, the day was meant to celebrate not only this Founding Father, but all presidents that came after him.  In 1971, the date was changed to the third Monday in February, leading many to believe that the day specifically commemorated Abraham Lincoln, as well, since he was also born in February.

Thus, we often think of these incredible men when we celebrate this day each year. It is an appropriate time to remember just what our Founding Fathers stood for and wanted for the fledgling nation of America. We’ll leave you with a couple of quotes from two of the greatest presidents our nation has known:not only this Founding Father, but all presidents that came after him. In 1971, the date was changed to the third Monday in February, leading many to believe that the day specifically commemorated Abraham Lincoln, as well, since he was also born in February.

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.” – George Washington

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” – George Washington

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” – Abraham Lincoln

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