Restore George Washington's Birthday as a Federal Holiday
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Restore George Washington's Birthday as a Federal Holiday

    1. Eric Weider
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      Eric Weider

To no person in history do the American people owe a greater debt of gratitude than George Washington.

Whenever his country called, he served; as a Soldier in the French and Indian War, Commander of the Continental Army, President of the Constitutional Convention, and our first President. He did every job he was asked to do and then quietely went home.

In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which shifted the celebration of George Washington's Birthday to the third Monday in February. It also led to the name of Washington's Birthday being referred to generically as, "President's Day." This holiday has become a day for shopping and no longer a day to honor our most important Founder.

It is our duty to remember, appreciate, and learn from George Washington who must forever remain, "first in our hearts."

Congressman Frank Wolf has introduced a Bill (H.R. 2268) to the US House of Representatives to have George Washington's actual birthday of February 22 recognized as a national holiday. Let's support his effort!

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:

1. Sign this petition!

2. Write, email, or call your Congressman. Ask them to support and cosponsor this bill. (H.R. 2268) You can find your Representative here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

3. Contact the leadership of the Congress. Ask them to bring the bill up for a vote. (H.R. 2268)

Speaker John Boehner: 202-225-0600

Majority Leader Eric Cantor: 202-225-4000

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi 202-225-0100

THANK YOU!

 

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    • Arlan Swanson FULDA, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      This special day of honor is now lost to a 3-day weekend with no meaning. Restoring it to his actual birthday would help return honor to our founding father.

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    • Vincent Castellano GOLDEN, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a retired teacher of history I feel its vital that our true history not be manipulated or changed do to a whim of what Congress feels is correct. Honoring Washington on his TRUE birthday is the least

      our nation can do for one of the greatest stateman our nation ever knew.

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    • ALLAN D RHIAN RAPID CITY, SD
      • almost 2 years ago

      TRADITION

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    • William D. Walker BEAVERTON, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      A special person at a special, proud time. We need to remember our history.

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      • about 2 years ago

      To regain, restore, and honor Washington's historical perspective

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