Presidents Day is a holiday that recognizes and celebrates the great leaders of this nation. It was originally created in 1885 in honor of President George Washington who took an oath of office as the first president of the United States. President’s day is still referred to as “Washington’s birthday” by the federal government but his actual birthday is on February 22nd. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act placed this special day on every third Monday in February, to create longer weekends for the American people. As you enjoy some time off from work or school, please take the time to reflect and give recognition to our past presidents who helped make this country into the land of the opportunity.