What started as a day celebrating President George Washington in 1885 has evolved to be a holiday celebrating all presidents, past, and present.
This change was a part of the 1971 Uniform Holiday Act, which was an attempt to give the nation’s workers more three-day weekends by scheduling holidays to fall on Mondays, unifying Lincoln and Washington’s celebrations.
With parties of undeniable differences occupying presidency within our country throughout history, there will always be those who agree and disagree with political decisions. But today, let us take a moment to reflect on those fearless leaders of our great country who have changed the course of our history, allowing our society to be what it is today.
Happy Presidents Day