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The True Meaning of Presidents Day

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Do you remember when we use to celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12th and Washington’s Birthday February 22nd?   Some years ago (I think around 1971) they created a hybrid day to honor all presidents, the third Monday in February is a federal holiday known as Presidents Day.

In my lifetime there have been some controversial and beloved leaders of our nation starting with JFK who was assassinated before he could reach the peak of his administration, who knows what he would have done and what we would have remembered him for today if he lived through his presidential terms.

Richard Nixon will always be known for Watergate and his ‘I am not a crook’ speech, but what would we say about him today if not for the scandal?

Ford and Carter are kind of vanilla in comparison to the above mentioned.

What about Ronald Reagan? And Bill Clinton who had controversy but I think he came out of it rather well. What about the Bush administrations?

What will be the final legacy of our first black president Barrack Obama, will his place in history be judged on the success or failure of Obama Care?

I never discuss politics and I rarely admit to anyone who I vote for as leader of this country, these were highly motivated and intelligent men who leave their legacy on mankind, so for this one day,  Presidents Day, try and remember them for the good things they did for our country and forgive them for their human weaknesses.

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