President’s Day was originally started to remember our first President, George Washington, on his birthday, February 22. Years later, February 12 was added as a day of remembrance to celebrate Abe Lincoln’s birthday. In 1968, President’s Day became a federal holiday to celebrate all presidents, past and present, on the third Monday in February. Speaking of presidents, it’s election year here in the USA.
Registered or not?
Are you registered to vote in this year’s primary election? If not, why not? If you are, make sure you go out and vote. I’ve heard so many people say, “my vote doesn’t count.” Your vote does count and it’s your right and privilege to choose your leader(s). Check here to see when your state’s deadline is to register for this year’s primary election.
Why bother voting?
We are lucky we have a say in the election process. No matter what you hear or what people say, your vote matters. We live in a democratic society, not a dictatorship, and it’s imperative we remember voting is one of our rights. Whether Democrat or a Republican, go out and vote; there’s something about checking the box(es) to vote for the person(s) we believe will do the best for our country. We have to trust (yes, trust) whoever is elected into office will do the best for everyone. Their duty is to serve all; not some, but everyone!
We are not always going agree on the outcome or be happy with the results, but having a say in the process is something we shouldn’t take for granted.
Remember to register if you haven’t, vote so your voice is heard, and make peace with the outcome, because it does matter.
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