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Reflection On Presidents Day 2023

Feb 20, 2023
President Abraham Lincoln Monument

Presidents Day is a federal holiday that honors the legacy of two of America's most influential presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It was first established in 1885 to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. In 1971, it became an official holiday to honor all presidents of the United States, including Abraham Lincoln, who served from 1861 to 1865

By taking part of this day for reflection, we can continue to strive for a brighter future for all citizens and remember the contributions made by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It is an important reminder that democracy is fragile yet powerful, and must be defended and nurtured in order for it to continue to benefit our society. Resident participation in local town meetings ensures that our democracy works.  Attendance at Town Meetings makes a difference in our community.  Evidence of the importance of attendance a Mayor & Council meetings was evident when a resident attended several Mayor & Council meetings that resulted in a significant change in the Town of Harrison’s Public Library hours.  A difference in children’s and adults' lives was made by this resident.

By celebrating President’s Day, we can all renew our commitment to the principles of justice and freedom, as well as remember the legacy left by George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. They represent a vision of hope and progress that we must always strive to uphold.

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