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2/20/2005

President's Day

This evening Sonya Jones mentioned to me how Texas colleges are having classes tomorrow. When I was a kid we celebrated both Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays. Now even with all the Presidents birthdays lumped together, they are not celebrated. While I am never one to argue for more government holidays, it is disappointing (indeed a pet peeve of mine) that we can not find one holiday to get rid of to celebrate these birthdays (particularly Washington's). For younger school children, it would be nice if they read about Washington's battlefield heroics, his turning down the offer to be King, and to read about his beliefs.

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