Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day

George Washington, America’s first president

February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799

If there is one fact almost all Americans know, it is that George Washington was this nation’s first President. Washington served as Commander of the Continental Army in 1775 and was instrumental in freeing America from English rule. He became President in 1789 and was the only President to be unanimously elected. While George Washington’s actual birthday is February 22, the third Monday in February was chosen as the national day of observance in 1968. Officially, this Monday is now called Presidents’ Day and America has created the tradition of commemorating the other Presidents. In honor of our leaders, here are a few of my favorite quotes:

Observe good faith and justice towards all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all. -George Washington (1789-1797)

It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you,ask what you can do for your country. -Kennedy (1961-1963)

The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to thebrave. -Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learnfrom them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quitBill Clinton (1993-2001)

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are thechange that we seek. -Barack Obama (2009-present)

Be a leader, like our nation’s Presidents, and move to action TODAY.