YOUR 3 CENTS: Are we truly celebrating Presidents' Day?
In this week's Your 3 Cents, I wanted to get your thoughts about President’s Day.
Is it anything more than a day off? I asked you on Facebook, and here is what you said:
Joshua Ogre Johnson commented, "Well, I’m fixing to walk out the door for work, however with any position of power/authority I’ve tried to teach my kids you salute the rank, not the man. Regardless if we agree, disagree, like, dislike the person, we should show respect to the position."
Debra Renee Thornton-Griffin commented, "I have a panache for historical menus, so I'll make the Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birthday menus from my 1934 New American Cookbook."
When I posted this on Facebook looking for feedback, I asked for no political comments. Harold apparently has me all figured out.
Harold Waycasie commented, "No political comments? Yep, you can tell this is liberal media at it’s finest."
Karen N Stacey Kirk commented, "Gotta do this thing called ADULTING so I will be working."
Johanna And-Rafael Castillo commented, "At home with my kids and enjoy our extra day out of school."
Gina Finch commented, "We homeschool so...school."
Shannon Randall commented, "We have always done nothing but now you have me thinking about actually doing something! Thanks David!"
One thing I love about history and Presidents’ Day is discovering the humanity and normalness of our presidents, like these fun facts for example:
- At 6 feet, 4 inches, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President.
- The White House's first website made its debut in 1994 under the Clinton administration.
- Grant was given a $20 speeding ticket for riding his horse and buggy too fast in Washington, D.C.
- William Henry Harrison was the only president who studied to be a medical doctor.
- Millard Fillmore was the first president to have a stepmother.
- Woodrow Wilson is the only president to earn a PhD.
That’s my 3 cents. If you have something on your mind, I want to hear you rant about it! Give me a call at 423-643-9722 and give me Your 3 Cents.