Happy President’s Day 2017

Today, February 20, 2017 is President’s Day in the United States.   This is a federal holiday so many schools will be closed.   The post office also closes, so no mail will be delivered today.   Banks also close as do all federal offices.   On Mt Rushmore in South Dakota, the heads of four presidents are carved.

Mount Rushmore honors our democracy

Mount Rushmore honors our democracy

Here we honor former US Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.     In 1885 a holiday was declared on February 22, to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, our first president.   In 1971, the holiday was changed to the 3rd Monday in February and now honors all US Presidents.   We wish you a very happy holiday today.

President’s Day 2016

We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, wish you all a very Happy President’s Day.

Mount Rushmore honors our democracy

Mount Rushmore honors our democracy

Mount Rushmore has heads of four presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

This holiday was originally created in 1885 to recognize the birthday of  President George Washington on February 22.   In 1971 the holiday, under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, was changed to the third Monday in February and now honors all presidents.