Tuesday, February 18, 2014

President's Day

Yesterday was a federal holiday, as many of you who wanted to visit the Post Office or your bank discovered. The term "President's Day" is featured prominently in all the ads for sales centered around the date. The holiday is still officially known as "Washington's Birthday" by the federal government, although some states have changed the name for the third Monday in February to adopt the popular term. There's a lot more here, including the information (new to me, at least) that this holiday does not necessarily celebrate Lincoln's birthday as well as Washington's.

So here's my question: Did you try to visit one of the offices that were closed yesterday? Do you wait for President's Day sales?

And here's another important question: To you, does this holiday honor the office of the presidency, not just our first President or any other man occupying the office? When I was in the Air Force, I was taught that I saluted the uniform, not the man wearing it. What do you think?

And, by the way, did you fly your flag yesterday? Is it still up? Ours is, and will stay up until the elections this fall.

(photo via freedigitalphotos.net)

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