The Washington Monument seen from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
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Happy Presidents Day. Presidents Day
On Presidents Day, we take you to Washington, DC's National Mall, the downtown park known as 'America's front yard.' Here, from the front steps of the Lincoln Memorial, you can see all the way across to the Capitol Building, with the tall, white obelisk of the Washington Monument rising in between.
Presidents Day was originally established to honor George Washington's birthday on February 22. The official federal holiday, established in 1879, is still called 'Washington's Birthday,' but the observance has evolved to honor all the US presidents. Who's your favorite president?