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Happy Presidents’ Day

presidents-day_V2Every year on the third Monday in February, we recognize Presidents’ Day to celebrate all the United States presidents in its 241-year history.

According to History.com, the holiday was originally observed on Feb. 22 which was the birthday of the nation’s first president, George Washington. In fact, Presidents’ Day is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. It was first celebrated in 1800 following his death.

The name change came about in 1971 as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which was an attempt to create more extended weekends for U.S. workers. The Act also combined the observance of Washington and President Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays, giving “equal recognition to two of America’s most famous statesmen.”

Presidents Day: Leadership Advice From the Leaders Themselves

Monday, Feb. 16, is Presidents’ Day in the United States. Established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in February and honors all of the country’s presidents.

As we honor presidents past and present, it’s also a great time to look at the influence these men have had on leadership. Because they’ve all held the top leadership role in the country, they certainly know a thing or two about how to be successful and lead others.

Take a look at the infographic below for some memorable quotes from our nation’s leaders and make a note of how they view success.



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