Friday, February 15, 2019

Presidents Birthdays

Did you know that some of our most famous presidents share birthdays this month? There are four actually! We only celebrate two of the four though.  George Washington (February 22, 1732), William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773), Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809), and Ronald Regan (February 6, 1911). We only celebrate George Washington's birthday and Abraham Lincoln's Birthdays for how significant their terms meaned to the United States.

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As George Washington was the first president of the United States of America, it's only natural that we celebrate his birthday as a holiday.  However, it wasn't until 1971 that we move the celebration to every 3rd Monday as President's day, so employees and students would get a 3 day weekend rather than have the week, awkwardly, split up with time offs.

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As for Abraham Lincoln, we recognize his birthday because he was a huge civil rights advocate and recognized as a hero for making slavery illegal.  In New York his birthday was first recognized as a holiday in conjunction with, a former abolitionist, Fredrick Douglas's birthday on the 14th.  Starting the movement of becoming Black History week, and eventually growing to Black History Month today.

In other news, have you been to our Youtube Channel as of late?  We have a couple new videos!

Charla Ruby has done an outstanding job ever since we hired her last year, and she has earned our Employee of the Month Award for February 2019!

And we were recently at the Nix Center for their Volunteer Fair! Come by and see some of the photos we took!

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