Today is President’s Day! A time to look back on our nation’s history and the men who helped shape it. The holiday itself was actually established way back in 1855 in recognition of George Washington. The federal government still refers to it as “Washington’s Birthday” even though Washington was born two days later on the 22nd of January. This is because the holiday was originally celebrated on his day of birth. The Uniform Holiday Act of 1971 moved the holiday to the nearest Monday in order to create a three day weekend, and from then on it has since been referred to as President’s Day.
Of course we also can’t forget about the founding father that our school is named after, our very own James Madison! Being one of the nation’s founding fathers and having an integral part in forming of the constitution, Madison is certainly one accomplished individual. Here’s to Madison and the legacy he has put forth!