Did you know that Presidents’ Day was originally celebrated to honor only our first president, George Washington, on his birthday?
It has now somehow evolved into including our present president and all past presidents as well.
It’s a federal holiday. That usually translates to non-essential federal government offices being closed. 0 are closed. Banks are closed. There is no U.S. postal service. For most it is a paid holiday. And sales abound.
Our holidays. Does anyone take a moment anymore to really think about their true meanings? What we are actually celebrating? Do any of us really celebrate George Washington on this day?
To be honest, probably very few of us do. So I am going to take a few minutes to celebrate George.
He was our first president, serving eight years, from 1789 to 1797. He represented no political party. He represented his beliefs. Beliefs in a better way. He was a man of God. He was a man of the militia, serving as general and commander in chief of the colonial armies in the American Revolution.
We all should know of his famous battle victory from crossing the Dalawsre river on Christmas night from the GEICO Commercial that is currently airing.
He was a founding father of our country, signing the Declaration of Independence. Sadly, he is the only U.S. president to not have occupied the White House. Someone had to plan our nation’s new capitol!
His eulogy stated he was first in war, first in peace, and firzt in the hearts of his countrymen. He was the true father of our country.
We need more George’s!
I had an uncle George, a grandfather George, and a father-in-law George. A good strong name representing a man of good strong leadership.
So the next time you pick up a “buck”, take a look at its face, and thank George for the man that he was in making America what it is.
We celebrate you, Mr. President!🎂
Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lords work. 1 Thessalonians 5:12
Love and laughter,