I’m off on Monday!
A day off…
That’s the way I like to celebrate!
Happy Presidents’ Day!
According to History.com, Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February.
Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.
Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.
While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
Let’s Bless God…
And He will Bless us!!
“…if my people, who are called by my name,
will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
“Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.”
John F. Kennedy
“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant
and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”
“Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world
must first come to pass in the heart of America.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
According to Wikipedia, the national flag of the United States of America
consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white,
with a blue rectangle bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars
arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of 6 stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of 5 stars.
The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America
and the 13 stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared independence
from the Kingdom of Great Britain
and became the first states in the Union.
According to Flag Code and Regulation,
“No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America.” (Section 8)
“The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.” (Section 8j)
“The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Nicknames for the American flag include the
“Stars and Stripes”
and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“My family, frankly, they weren’t folks who went to church every week.
My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew
but she didn’t raise me in church,
so I came to my Christian faith later in life
and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ
spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead.”
God Bless our President
And give him Your wisdom to lead our country!