Presidents Day is upon us.
A U.S. federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February, it is intended to honor all U.S. presidents, but most significantly George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both of whom had birthdays in February. It is a day that can be celebrated many ways. In some communities, people celebrate by staging re-enactments and having parades and pageants in honor of the presidents.
Presidents Day is a patriotic holiday that can also act as a reminder to Americans of what they can do to show their love of country.
South Source offers ideas for ways we can express our patriotism, not just on Presidents Day, but throughout the year:
- Be polite and considerate to neighbors, colleagues, the elderly, and handicapped. Be ready to lend a helping hand if they are in need
- Place a ribbon magnet on your car to show support for your favorite cause or organization
- Educate yourself and others about the presidents of the United States
- Consider ways to become a good role model for children
- Fly the flag on holidays and if you don’t already know them, learn the lyrics of the national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner”
- Get involved in civic activities
- Whatever the nature of your job, commit yourself to it because it is your contribution to the productivity of the nation’s economy
- Make our highways and roads safer by driving in a considerate manner
- Do not litter. Also, recycle and reuse to help create a cleaner and healthier environment
- Get involved in community programs to reduce crime
Author: Darice Britt