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Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy Presidents Day

Though commonly seen written as Presidents' Day or President's Day, Presidents Day is technically the correct form of the holiday's name.

The holiday does not belong to the presidents, but rather it is a day on which the United States honors them. Presidents is considered an "attributive noun" and acts as a modifier.

[info above is from Wikipedia]

A couple of my favorite quotes from our presidents...

George Washington, 1st President
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company."

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President
"Whatever you are, be a good one."

Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President
"In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."

John F. Kennedy, 35th President
"And so, my fellow Americans... ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."

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