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Presidents Day

By February 21, 2011

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Today, February 21st, we celebrate Presidents Day. Or do we? The official name of the federal holiday is Washington's Birthday. However, many states across the nation celebrate Presidents Day instead, combining the birthdays of two amazing presidents. George Washington's birthday is February 22nd and Abraham Lincoln's was on February 12th. In honor of Presidents Day, take some time to learn about the Presidents of the United States. One great way to do this is to sign up for the weekly President's course. For 44 weeks, you will learn about the men who have shaped our nation.

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February 15, 2010 at 7:46 pm
(1) Sandi says:

I am glad to see someone realizes that this holiday is Washington’s Birthday, not presidents day!

February 21, 2011 at 9:42 am
(2) James M. Becher says:

I think it’s good to have a day to remember all our past presidents. One question we might ask is: Were our founding fathers Christians?.

March 3, 2011 at 8:01 am
(3) Sandi says:

James, no one knows another’s heart, but nearly all of the Founding Fathers practiced one Christian denomination or another. Most were either Episcopalian, Presbyterian, or Congregationalist. The writings they left behind also show support for Christianity.

Here is a website that lists the religion of the signers Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the framers of the Constitution.

http://www.adherents.com/gov/Founding_Fathers_Religion.html

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