This weekend is President’s weekend, and besides giving many of us an extra day off, it is intended to commemorate our nation’s presidents, all of whom had a hand in creating the country in which we are living.

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were great men who made the United States what it is today.

Today, the February holiday has become well-known for being a day in which many stores, especially car dealers, have sales and clearances, says Wikipedia. But it’s much more than that. The purpose of this day is to honor the office of the Presidency.

However you choose to observe Presidents’ Day, have fun and take a little time to learn about some of the great men who shaped this country. [Biographies of the Presidents.]

And lastly, why not celebrate by spending some of the currency that bears their image? [Why the Dollar Is Looking Up.]

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