Memoir Writing Prompt: How did You Celebrate Presidents’ Day?

When I was a child in the 50s and 60s, we celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12th and George Washington’s birthday on February 22nd. Starting in first grade, we studied these two great leaders in depth and what they did for America. Both days were seen as holidays, but we still went to school. In 1971 the Uniform Monday Holiday Act came out in order to give more three-day weekends. Now, the third Monday in February is known as Presidents’ Day. We are to celebrate all presidents; however, schools are closed and Mom goes shopping. So I wonder if students actually study any of the presidents. I may not have agreed with a few of them in my lifetime, but I learned at an early age to respect the office and, above all, to respect the United States and its flag.

Memoir Writing Prompt: What do you remember about your study of the presidents? Of George Washington our first president? Of Abraham Lincoln our 16th president? Is there one president who really stood out for you in your studies at school?

Today’s Writing Prompt: Focus, not on the man holding the office, but rather, the office of president. Has your view of the office of the president changed as you have aged? How would you want your children and your grandchildren to view this highest position in America?

In the political realm today, this may be a tougher topic to put in print. There is no right or wrong answer here.

Take time and enjoy writing your thoughts for your generations to come.

Categories Legacy, Legacy Writing Prompts | Tags: , , , , , | Posted on February 19, 2018

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