Happy President’s Day ( or Washington’s Birthday) 2017!
Here’s an inspiring quote from Washington’s Farewell Address in 1796: “Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”
And a little education of why we celebrate the holiday:
Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. It can occur on the 15th through the 21st of February inclusive.
Colloquially, the day is also now widely known as Presidents’ Day and is often an occasion to honor all persons who have served as president, not just George Washington.
The day is a state holiday in most states, with official names including Washington’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day, President’s Day, and Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday.Depending upon the specific law, the state holiday might officially celebrate Washington alone, Washington and Lincoln, or some other combination of U.S. presidents (such as Washington and the third president Thomas Jefferson, who was born in April).
If you have the time and inclination, read the rest of Washington’s Farewell speech (written over 200 years ago):