Nixon Library Cuts Admission Price in Half For Presidents Day

22 February, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • NBC5 Editorial: Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day

Today, Presidents Day generally celebrates all USA president, past and present.

The term Presidents Day began being popularized in the 1980s, when retailers combined sales formerly held in conjunction with Washington and Lincoln's birthdays.

Here is snapshot of what is open and closed on Presidents Day 2018. When George Washington himself was alive, people honored the occasion with balls and banquets.

Presidents Day is celebrated the third Monday of February. But that measure proved to be particularly controversial for legislators from Virginia, Washington's home state.

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Jefferson, a Virginian, was the third USA president and principal author of the Declaration of Independence.

Washington and Lincoln still remain the two most recognized leaders, but Presidents' Day is now popularly seen as a day to recognize the lives and achievements of all of America's chief executives.

The year was 1732 when Washington was born in Westmoreland County.

Traditionally, it later recognized Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12.

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Israeli air forces conducted airstrikes on agricultural lands east of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday at dawn . "We know that the violence on the border is used as a cover for terrorist activity, as happened last Saturday".

As for President Trump, he is spending at least part of the day at his Florida golf course, according to national reports.

Actors portraying the presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore - Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and George Washington - will be available for pictures throughout the day. An Arkansas native, Bates was a civil rights activist who played a central role in the integration of Little Rock's Center High School in 1957.

It's been rough for George Washington's birthday, officially and unofficially.

Have a great, but very reflective, President's Day!

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