Presidents Day

George Washington - 1732-1799

This Monday, February 20, is Presidents Day, a federal holiday. Members of Congress and their staffs enjoy a paid holiday. The day was originally established by an Act of Congress in 1880 to honor our First President, George Washington. If Congress had not changed Washington’s Birthday to Presidents Day in 1968, this Wednesday would be the 280th birthday celebration of our first Commander in Chief. If “Old George” were able, he might say to our elected officials “My birthday wish is, that you set aside your party affiliations, reason together on the matter of a long-term national budget and finish the job you were elected to do. That would make me proud.”

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