Sunday, February 17, 2008

Presidents' Day at the Museum

The three greatest Presidents in American history were all born in the month of February. George Washington, the first President and "Father of our country" was born on February 22, 1732. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President and "Great Emancipator" was born on February 12, 1809. Ronald Reagan, the 40th President and "Great Communicator" was born on February 6, 1911. Presidents' Day was first recognized in 1880 to honor George Washington's birthday. While is has never been officially declared as a holiday to honor the births of any other Presidents, it is typically seen as a day of honor for both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

To me, the day should be an official opportunity to recognize the three greatest Presidents in American history: Washington, Lincoln, and Reagan.

Tomorrow is Presidents' Day, and we're lucky enough here in Indianapolis to have a Children's Museum that gives free admission on Presidents' Day. We started what can easily become a tradition by taking our kids to the museum on Presidents' Day last year. In addition to several special events scheduled to mark the occasion, my son just loves the Dinosphere! And this year, for the first time, my daughter will actually be able to enjoy the museum rather than spending most of the day in a stroller (she was only nine months old last time).

So, for us, tomorrow is a Personal Day off from work to celebrate the birth of three of the greatest leaders the world has ever known, as well as an opportunity to let our kids have some educational fun at the Children's Museum. If you're in the Indy area and have kids, I encourage you to give it a try. The museum will be open tomorrow from 10 AM to 5 PM Eastern.


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