Saturday, 23 January 2010

Presidents Day

Presidents Day is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February.  It is also known as Washington's Birthday and is an occasion to celebrate the office of the president. 

Perhaps here in Ulster we could use the day as an annual reminder of the number of American presidents of Ulster descent.  In 2010 it falls on Monday 15 February and in 2011 it falls on Monday 21 February.  It would certainly be an opportunity for schoolchildren to learn about this aspect of Ulster's contribution to the making of America.

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