Presidents’ Day

Prime Rehabilitation and Mobile Therapy Services would like to commemorate the upcoming Presidents’ day by providing information regarding its historic development:

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Initially established in 1885 in appreciation of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.

Presidents’ Day is now widely viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

Like Independence Day, Presidents’ Day is conventionally viewed as a time of patriotic celebration and remembrance. In its original embodiment as Washington’s Birthday, the holiday garnered special meaning during the difficulties of the Great Depression, when portraits of George Washington often decorated the front pages of newspapers and magazines every February 22. In 1932, the date was used to reinstate the Purple Heart, a military award originally created by George Washington to honor soldiers killed or wounded while serving in the armed forces.

A number of states also require that their public schools spend the days preceding Presidents’ Day teaching students about the accomplishments of the presidents, typically with a focus on the lives of Washington and Lincoln.

We are very honored and proud to be a loyal part of this great nation which constantly endeavors to achieve new goals and reach for the sky.  We wish great things for the future for our country, its leaders and its people to achieve together.


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