Feb. 18, 2013 is Presidents Day, an American holiday that was originally established in 1885, “in recognition of President George Washington,” and also a day when we, as a nation, “honor the legacies of the U.S. presidents.
Tomorrow is presidents day, and unfortunately, the only way most of us will see two of our most celebrated former presidents, will be on television; as ridiculous singing and dancing characters trying to, “sell you the best products, at the best Presidents Day sale prices.”
It seems that, we as a nation, have forgotten what the word “honor” means. Where is the “honor and respect” for George Washington, “who led the colonial forces to victory over the British, and became a national hero?” Where is the “honor and respect” for Abraham Lincoln, the man who in 1863 issued his Emancipation Proclamation, and “freed all slaves in the rebellious states and paved the way for slavery’s eventual abolition?”
So how about a “thank you,” for all that they were willing to sacrifice, so you could enjoy the freedoms that you have today.