The United States celebrates President’s Day in honor of the birthday of George Washington, the father of our country. In times past, it was celebrated on his actual birthday, February 22. However, Congress made it a federal holiday to be celebrated on the third Monday of February.
From opposite ends of the spectrum, former President Trump and President Biden did their best in inspiring Americans on President’s Day, 2021.
Although no longer a president, Trump made his appearance in Mar-a-Lago, FL on February 15, 2021. Supporters had previously planned a rally in support of the acquittal announcement. Trump was in a motorcade when he passed through large crowds cheering him on. In any media one watches, there are large groups of people gathered celebrating Trump and all he stands for. Trump took time to say,
Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you .
People of all races and ages assembled, waving flags, wearing Trump hats and shirts. It was obvious that the people love him, even when out of office. Also, he was not afraid of being with the people.
In direct contrast to Trump, President Biden gave a pre-recorded speech from inside the White House. Not willing to come out among the voters who elected him, he remained indoors. He tried to wish America well by saying,
The American people have never, ever, ever let this country down, given half a chance. So on this President’s Day, I promise you, as your president, my whole soul is in the work ahead of us. And if we do it together, as one people, one nation, one America, we will not fail. America never has .
That is a speech that did not follow the example of our founding fathers in acknowledging God in all their ways. Biden promises unity in America but signs divisive edicts.
Here in Alton, Missouri, President’s Day was celebrated with businesses closed due to weather. Although many people know this is a federal holiday, it is not celebrated as such.