Presidents’ Day is not just a day the retail industry to make money. This is a very important Federal holiday established in 1885 where we should remember past and present Presidents who have lead our great country through wars, depressions and tragedies putting the American people ahead. This wonderful American holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in February but it was once a holiday recognizing President George Washington who some would say is the most famous & revered president. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now the most celebrated all over the U.S.
Take a few minutes today with your children and explain how important this day is to the history of our country. Here’s some really informative info that will help you!
Did you know:
President’s Day never falls on the actual birthday of any American president.
Millard Fillmore – 1850-1853 was the first President to have a bathtub with actual running water
James Buchanan – 1857 -1861 was the first unmarried President to lead our country
Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President was the first to install a telephone in the whitehouse
Woodrow Wilson – 1913 – 1921 was the first President to cross the Atlantic Ocean while in office
Herbert Hoover – 31st President – Ever wonder how the “Star Spangled Banner” became our National Anthem? We all know it was a poem by Francis Scott Key but was made our Anthem by President Hoover.
Jimmy Carter – 1977-1981 was the first President to be born in a hospital
Ronald Reagan – 1981-1989 was the oldest President to take office and serve
Barack Obama – 2008-Current was the first black man to become President
So here ya go – check out all this stuff for yourself HERE.
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