From George Washington to Donald J. Trump, United States Presidents are honored today -- the third Monday of February -- for their service as America’s heads of state and commanders-in-chief of its armed forces (You’ll have another chance to honor Washington on his birthday this Thursday).
Presidents are often remembered favorably or scathingly for doing what could be called the most consequential job on the planet. In war or peace, boom or bust, scandal or esteem, they must persevere to do what’s best for the country. That’s why we honor them this day.
So before the day ends learn a little more about the presidents -- including the eight who have connections to Ohio (can you name them?). And don’t forget the First Families who accompany the presidents into the never-ending national and international spotlight.
Check out MidPointe Library’s on-shelf and electronic platforms for biographies of presidents and their spouses as well as works on life in the White House, the American political system and American history.
P.S. The Presidents with ties to Ohio are William Henry Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William H. Taft, and Warren G. Harding.
Happy Presidents’ Day!