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Monday is Presidents' Day

By: Lauri Martin
By: Lauri Martin

Tomorrow is President's Day and that means no school for many children, banks and some government offices are closed. The third Monday of February celebrates the birthdays of former presidents George Washington and Abe Lincoln and to honor presidents in general.

As the first U.S. president, Washington served from 1789-1797. When he left office, there were only 16 stars on the American flag.

Lincoln was the 16th president, serving from 1861-1865. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.

Both men are said to be two of the greatest presidents ever.


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