Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Presidents Day: what is it all about?

OK, Presidents Day was Monday, but it will come around again next year. Presidents Day was originally an observance of President G. Washington's birthday and it was not until the late 1980's that the theme was expanded to include another President born in February, Abraham Lincoln.

Since 1862, there has been a tradition in the United States Senate that George Washington's Farewell Address be read on his birthday. His Farewell Address is worth reading and can be found here. Take a moment to observe the legacy of our first President.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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