Presidents Day Watered Down

By Jennifer Braceras, Boston Herald - February 21, 2011

Not so long ago, many states celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Feb. 12 and George Washington’s on Feb. 22.

Today, the nation celebrates “Presidents Day,” a three-day weekend, custom made for skiing and car sales.

Many people still regard Presidents Day as a day to honor the father of our country. And, legally, the federal holiday is still named “Washington’s Birthday.”

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