Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - Happy Presidents Day, or Washington's Birthday as it used to be known and celebrated on it's correct date of February 22nd, before the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1968 which moved some holidays to Mondays for Federal employees but has no authority over states and private citizens. And don't forget to go out and do what Washington would've wanted you to do on his birthday: take 50% off of a new mattress or furniture set. For more on the real history of Presidents Day and Mike's favorite Presidents, be sure and check out today's Founders TV.
"Having served my country from very early life, in all its highest trusts and most difficult emergencies, from the most important of which trusts 1 have lately retired, I cannot otherwise than feel with great sensibility, this proof of the high confidence of this very enlightened and respectable. Assembly.
I regret my appointment from another consideration: a fear, that I shall not be able to discharge the duties of the trust, with advantage to my country. Being placed, however, here, 1 [would] exert my best faculties, physical and mental, such as they are, at every hazard, to discharge its duties to the satisfaction of this Assembly, and of my country."
James Monroe accepting the Chair at VA Constitutional Convention, 1829