Do You Know The History Of Presidents Day?
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Yesterday our nation celebrated Presidents Day, but do you know why?
The holiday was originally established to honor the country's first President, George Washington, on his birthday. However, the holiday transitioned into a celebration for all Presidents following the 1971's Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which focused on creating more three-day weekends for the working class of America.
This act was championed by Illinois Senator Robert McClory. He even coined the holiday's new name.
"The act was passed in 1968 and officially took effect in 1971 following an executive order from President Richard M. Nixon," said the editors at History.
Soon enough, the nation was celebrating all the leaders of our great nation. Join us in continuing to honor the leadership and achievements of those who created a leading country and served in the highest elected office.
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