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Celebrate President’s Day

This month, February 20th is President’s Day. This day is an opportunity to celebrate our past leaders. Technically, the day was George Washington’s birthday. According to Wikipedia, “Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. It can occur on the 15th through the 21st of February inclusive.” This holiday is set apart to honor all presidents. 

Our country’s 16th President was Abraham Lincoln. History.com describes Lincoln as “a self-taught Illinois lawyer and legislator with a reputation as an eloquent opponent of slavery, shocked many when he overcame several more prominent contenders to win the Republican Party’s nomination for president in 1860.” 

One of our favorite quotes attributed to him says “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses”. This quote is a great reminder to be positive in any situation in life. Lincoln was an inspirational leader. 

In commemoration of Lincoln, we think this sweet treat from The Cake Blog is the perfect touch. Technically this treat is meant for St. Patrick’s Day, but with some slight variations, they make the perfect Lincoln’s top hat. 

One founding father of our country is Thomas Jefferson. He was our third president. Whitehouse.gov describes him as “a spokesman for democracy, was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States (1801–1809).” 

Jefferson once said, “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” This quote admonishes that through our actions we become who we truly are.

Keep these profound quotes from inspirational leaders in mind this month. Thanks for reading Nantucket Gate Blog! We hope you have a great month at your apartment here in Tacoma, WA!