Presidents Day 2018: Alabama holiday snubs Lincoln

NBC5 Editorial: Celebrating the meaning of Presidents' Day

Although commonly known as Presidents Day, the Monday holiday is still legally Washington's Birthday.

Although that president was born on February 22 and after his death on that day, it became a motive of national observance.

Washington and Lincoln still remain the two most recognized leaders, but Presidents' Day is now popularly seen as a day to recognize the lives and achievements of all of America's chief executives.

That's a good reason to either have cake today or forego any party activities, depending on your like or dislike of the current president - although officially, the day is still called "Washington's Birthday".

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To take the presidents quiz, click or tap and drag the portraits to put each president under the dates he was in office. Like many other three-day weekend holidays, modern habits have transformed the meaning of the day. Some states have Presidents' Day as a holiday; others use President's Day. In 1971 the federal holiday was shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Many schools are closed although some that were originally scheduled to be closed for the holiday had to adjust their schedules due to missed snow days, and will be open today. We commemorate our presidents.

During the Civil War, the Senate remembered George Washington with a reading of his Farewell Address. Around the country, patriotic and historical groups hold events and celebrations.

The library's usual prices are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 62 and older, $10 for retired military members, high school and college students with identification and $6 for children ages 5 to 11.

Have a great, but very reflective, President's Day!

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