President’s Day

Are you looking forward to a three-day weekend? President’s Day will be celebrated on Monday, February 19, 2024. The Federal holiday is a day to remember all U.S. presidents.  Here are some fun facts about a few presidents.

  1. Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, carried letters, bills, and notes in his tall stovepipe hat.
  2. George Washington is the first president to be featured on a postage stamp.
  3. Ronald Reagan, our 40th president, broke the so-called “20-year curse,” in which every president elected in a year ending in zero died in office.
  4. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest of the U.S. presidents, measuring 6’ 4” tall.
  5. Virginia is the birthplace of more United States presidents than any other state, followed by Ohio and Massachusetts.
  6. Harry S. Truman was the first president to have his Inauguration and speeches televised.
  7. The first seven presidents were Immigrants as they were born in England and immigrated to the colonies. Martin Van Buren, our 8th President, was the first president born as a citizen of the States!
  8. Only Two Presidents Signed the Constitution. Presidents James Madison and George Washington were the only two presidents to sign the United States Constitution.
  9. Thomas Jefferson was an architect who designed buildings for the University of Virginia and his famous home in Monticello.
  10. Teddy Roosevelt was fond of boxing, leaving him blind in one eye.
  11. Barack Obama won a Grammy Award in 2006 as a voice artist in the audiobook Dreams From My Father.
  12. Bill Clinton was a saxophonist and was also in a band in high school.
  13. Ronald Reagan was an actor and comedian and is known for the infamous statement after his assassination attempt, “I forgot to duck”!

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