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President’s Day Exposed

Many of you are reading this today from the comfort of your home because you’re lucky enough to have the day off to celebrate Presidents’ Day. But did you know that "Presidents’ Day" doesn’t really exist? Commonly thought to be a federal holiday to commemorate the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22), Presidents’ Day is not the official name of today’s holiday — it’s actually "Washington’s Birthday." The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 originally included a proposal to change the day’s name to Presidents’ Day, as well as set it as the third Monday in February, to include Lincoln but, while the date change stuck, the name change was rejected.

Make like Washington crossing the Delaware and get out on the water.

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Whatever you call today, take advantage of the free day and get your boat out of the slip. Today’s forecast calls for no rain and 5-10 knots out of the SSW — now that’s something to celebrate!

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