Today—the third Monday in February—is the day Congress set aside to be a holiday for federal workers, and coincidentally, celebrate George Washington’s Birthday. For the advertisers of shopping malls, grocery stores, car dealerships, mattresses, or big-box consumer electronics, it is
President’s Day Presidents Day Presidents’ Day.
Last year I wrote Part One and Part Two articles about George Washington’s Birthday, and at the end I encouraged readers to reclaim the day for George Washington. But I must conclude that “Presidents’ Day” is here to stay, especially since some states (Texas, for one) have proclaimed it thus in their own state codes.
But February 22 is still George Washington’s Birthday, and that’s the day I am going to celebrate. I hope you will join me.