“A President must call on many persons – some to man the ramparts and to watch the far away, distant posts; others to lead us in science, medicine, education and social progress here at home.”
— Lyndon B. Johnson
Washington's Birthday, or Presidents' Day, honors the life and work of the first president of the United States, George Washington.
The third Monday of February is known as Presidents’ Day but that was not always the case. For nearly 100 years, America honored its first president, George Washington, on February 22, his actual birthday.
In 1968 the U.S. Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The act meant that some public holidays would always fall on a Monday. Today, the country honors its first president on the third Monday in February.