Presidents Day 2017


Johnny Beaman, ENN Staff

Presidents Day is a great holiday that is celebrated nationally by all Americans. We use this day to honor and reflect on all of our past presidents that worked hard to help shape this country to what it is today. It is traditionally celebrated every third Monday of February each year. According to, Presidents Day was originally established in 1885 in order to recognize our first U.S. President, George Washington. Currently,  it is still named “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. February 22nd is the date of Washington’s birth, although, later on Americans referred to it as Presidents Day. Their are still many states in the U.S. that celebrate the president of their state individually. It’s common that we celebrate all the presidents that have served. This year, we celebrate the holiday Monday, Feb. 20.

Preston Bennent, junior, appreciates this holiday as it allows us to look back on our countries improvement throughout the years by our presidents previous work.

“Presidents Day is another way for us to reflect on the progress we’ve made as a country, with the help of our past presidents that served. Plus you get a day off so that’s pretty cool too,” Bennent said.

Gabe Nance, sophomore, believes that this holiday is very important and should deserve more recognition than it does now. He believes many seem to enjoy a day off rather than appreciate the real meaning of the day.

“Presidents Day is an important holiday that is truly meant to remember all of our presidents. Although I don’t believe it gets the recognition it deserves; whereas most people see it as a day to get out of school or work,” Nance said.

All in all, Presidents Day is an opportunity given every year to truly cherish all the work and help that every past president has done to improve our country and allow it to progress the way that it has to this day.