News of the Day Episode 25

A Presidents Day reflection on moral history



Back when the earth was young and I was in grammar school, we used to celebrate either Washington’s birthday or Lincoln’s birthday.


But in 1971, these were blended into Presidents Day, which Americans now observe with scarcely a second thought.


Had we continued to commemorate the names of our greatest presidential heroes, perhaps our collective memory of history would have forestalled the depressing reports of Washington’s name being removed from schools and mobs tearing down statues of Abraham Lincoln.


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