A time to honor

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  • By Cindy Dewey
  • Air Reserve Personnel Center Public Affairs
Members of the Air Reserve Personnel Center here and other federal, state and local agencies will enjoy an extended weekend in observance of President's Day, Feb. 16. 

Two historical figures, President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, celebrated their birthdays in the month of February. Lincoln's was Feb. 12 and Washington's was Feb. 22.

Until 1971, both these dates were observed as federal holidays in honor of these presidents. In 1971 as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which was an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation's workers, the celebration of both these dates was combined and observed on the third Monday in February.

Now known as President's Day, it's a day set aside to honor and celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

To see trivia questions on U.S. presidents, visit the ARPC Facebook page during the holiday weekend.

ARPC is responsible for personnel support to nearly 1 million Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and retired members, ensuring they are ready to deliver strategic Total Force war fighting capability for the Air Force.