Presidents Day is a United States federal holiday that celebrates the birth of George Washington. The holiday is on the third Monday in February. This also celebrates Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which is February 12.
George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States, from 1789 to 1797. He was also the commander in chief of all American forces during the American Revolutionary War. For his central role in the beginning of the United States, he is often called the father of his country.
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He served as president from 1861 to 1865, during the American Civil War. Lincoln is remembered as the “Great Emancipator” because he worked to end slavery in the United States.
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