PRESIDENT’S DAY. The third Monday of February seems like any other Monday, long and exhausting, though some may receive a three day weekend and have no idea why. It's not actually any Monday, it's a national holiday used for celebrating the individuals that served as presidents of the United States.

When asked what Presidents’ day was, Freshman Stella Martin said, “Presidents’ day is a day to honor every president who has served the U.S.” The day popularly recognized for George Washington and later on Abraham Lincoln, turned into a day to recognize all presidents, past and present. This day was so meaningful in the past for showing respect to the nation's first president, George Washington, whose birthday took place on February 22nd and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday took place on February 12th. While in 1879 it was named a federal holiday to show respect for all who served as president. 

Article By: Mia Vermetten