President’s Day is another important day throughout each year. We remember all of the former Presidents and the impact they left on us. Presidents like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Barrack Obama, there’s plenty. Federal employees usually get the day off on President’s Day since it’s a federal holiday. Even other government and state employees do too. The courts are closed and even the stock exchange is closed for the day.
Usually schools are closed on President’s Day unless you have to make it up for a snow day. But it looks like this year we won’t have any make up days because of online learning. President’s day first became a federal holiday in 1885. The holiday was originally celebrated on George Washington’s Birthday which was February 22. Then the holiday was moved to be celebrated on the third Monday of February.
President’s day can be viewed as a day off for some workers and schools, but it’s more than that. Without the president’s we had in the past, we wouldn’t be where we are now. There may have been some president’s that left a negative impact, but there were som that left a positive impact. Guys like Abraham Lincoln who signed the Emancipation Proclamation which ended slavery in the US. Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson who signed the Civil Rights act which ended segregation. Franklin D. Roosevelt who led the way for us in World War 2 and United everyone together. It’s important that we view this day to recognize all the important figures throughout our history.