Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. Source here.
In honor of this holiday, two student’s showed their love for a famous American president, Abraham Lincoln. Here are the lyrics to the rap video below.
West Kentucky, born and raised. That’s where he spent most of his days.
Outside chopping wood, helping his daddy as much as he could.
His mamma died when he was nine. Some people say that’s what made him so kind.
He changed our country to high from low and that’s how we got Four Score and Seven Years Ago.
In 1860 (Republican nomination) he was elected our president. No longer just a Kentucky resident.
Reelected in 1864 and he helped the country end the Civil War.
He went to the theater to celebrate the win. That’s when John Wilkes Booth committed the greatest sin.
He didn’t survive but now the country lives.
He helped the country change its ways but now he’s in a coffin. That’s where he lays.
He was one of the greatest presidents that ever lived. Take a moment of silence for all he did.