Today is Presidents Day. Maybe you remember when there were two holidays for Presidents; Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12th and George Washington’s birthday on February 22nd.
And then somewhere along the way, someone decided that we should merge Lincoln and Washington’s days and make it one holiday…and go ahead and honor all the presidents.
But in putting all the presidents together and getting rid of Lincoln’s and Washington’s own birthdays as holidays…we’ve lost something. We’ve lost what we used to have and that’s a special appreciation and a special knowledge of two very special presidents.
George Washington guided his nation through its painful beginning, after the Revolutionary War. Abraham Lincoln guided his nation through its worst crisis, the Civil War.
And what still sets Lincoln and Washington apart from all the other presidents is their eloquence in speech, their gifts of leadership and their unique ability to give the nation hope when it most needed it.
With the political divide we see in our country today, it wouldn’t hurt for those in the White House and in Congress to spend their Presidents Day booking up on our two best presidents in history.
Because George Washington and Abe Lincoln are the ones who really did make America great!
WATCH VIDEO BELOW: Little Known Facts About Our Presidents
(Photo credit Getty Images)