According to Answer.com the US federal holiday of Presidents' Day celebrates the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It used to be each president had their own federal holiday, but to make room to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a federal holiday, they were combined into one holiday.
It appears someone does not understand this. Or perhaps they feel they are entitled to appropriate Presidents' Day also. I refer to Ms. Rosemary Harris, head of the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP, who is up in arms over something that happened at Peterson AFB, CO. It seems the commissary had a sign saying they would be closed for Presidents' Day and a picture of President Obama had been on the sign. According to the DCA, the picture was pulled from the sign after customers complained that President's Day is meant to honor Washington and Lincoln.
Ms. Harris naturally does not see it that way, she thinks if the picture is not put back up that it "bodes poorly for the progress that we hoped we would see in this country."
Listen here Ms. Harris, President Barack Hussein Obama has done nothing yet to be awarded the same honour and respect Washington and Lincoln have earned. One held together an army through hard times via willpower and courage while the other man held the Union together by his willpower and courage. Until Obama proves he has the same right stuff as Washington and Lincoln, get a clue and pipe down.
Hattip to Karagush, you da bomb.