Monday, February 16, 2015

Presidents Day

Today is Presidents Day.  I hate that.  In the past there were separate holidays for the two giants of the American Presidency.  Lincoln's birthday is February 12 and Washington's birthday is
February 22.  But, I suppose I must get with the times . . .


When in Manhattan last June for the wedding of the son of a good friend, I stayed near Wall Street.  
I came across a group of history students, joyful to be posing at the feet of 
one of their country's great heroes, George Washington.  

16 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They certainly look happier than George does about it all Jack :)

LOLfromPasa said...

I agree with you, Jack. Fun shot makes me smile :).

Sharon Anck said...

What a perfect shot for today! There is a lot of glee in this shot!

Michelle said...

A wonderful shot for this day!

Sylvia K said...

A fun shot for the day indeed!! Kids do know how to have fun -- wherever!! I do agree with you regarding the two presidents birthdays!! Can't help but wonder why the change???? Hope your week is off to a great start!! Have fun!

RedPat said...

It is Family Day here - but too cold for much of a wander!

VP said...

Great shot of an amazing monument!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Any future presidents there, do you think?

Mo said...

The only thing I know about presidents day is that it pops up in my google calendar, my iMac calendar and my phone calendar. AND it won't delete!

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess you Americans were having too many holidays so those in power decided to combine the two days into one. What do you think? Could that be possible? ;))

William Kendall said...

A fun shot- having people in the pic really reinforces how big the statue is.

Randy said...

Fun shot.

Halcyon said...

I've never known two separate days for the presidents. I guess they just don't want people having too many holidays!

Andy said...

Jack you are are a real charmer when comes to getting people to pose for you and your camera. This is one happy gang in this scene.

Kate said...

Such energy, even when posing for photos!

Kay said...

George looks as if he's saying "Pipe down, kids. We're doing a portrait here."

Oh, that kid energy!