Presidents Day is not just a day off from school or work. On Presidents Day became a national holiday in 1879.
First celebrated on Washington’s birthday it was later changed to the third Wednesday of February.
Today, we celebrate all Presidents that have led our nation. This holiday helps to reunite the people of the United States.
Presidents Day gives us some heroes. Heroes such as President Lincoln and President Washington who were both born in the month of February. George Washington on February 22, 1732 and Abraham Lincoln on February 12, 1809. Other Presidents with February birthdays included William Henry Harrison born on February 9, 1773 and President Ronald Reagan born on February 6, 1911.
Presidents Day Honors All Presidents
Presidents Day honors all of our Presidents regardless of the month they were born in and regardless of the political party they belonged to.
Since George Washington’s election in 1789, 45 men have served as President of the United States. Each of us is different and we may not agree with all or the policies of a President, we can still recognize the office of the President of the United States.
Happy Presidents Day to America from Kids Speak for America.
OoRah to all of our Presidents.
Article updated January 30, 2020