Sunday, February 15, 2009

2/16- Blue Monday- President’s Day

bluemonday Today is Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally. Don’t forget to visit her site to see more participants!

Today is President’s Day…. Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22). In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, the Presidents' Day, to be observed on the 3rd Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America.

Here are some blues for President’s day!

BM7- President's day

George Washington (painting 1782)…….

BM7- George Washington 1782 painting

and the Washington Monument…….

BM7- Washingron Monument

and Abraham Lincoln…….

BM7- AbrahamLincoln

and the Lincoln Memorial…..

BM7- Lincoln Memorial

Thanks for stopping by my blog…. Have a great day!

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63 comments:

  1. Susan fantastic post.Happy Blue Monday.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  2. Hello Susan; Love all the great photos.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  3. Good photos, but I'm a "green" kinda girl. *smile

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  4. Wonderful to see the pictures again. Happy President's Day. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Patriotic Blue Monday Post Susan...COOL! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  6. Thanks for all the blue presidents, Susan...but...it's the GREEN ones I need!!! lol Have a great week!...Debbie

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  7. Happy President's Day! Your post is perfect for the day!

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  8. Happy Presidents Day, Susan! This was a very nice tribute to some great men!

    Have a super day!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  9. OH, Susan... and Happy Blue Monday! LOL! Almost forgot. D'oh!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  10. Happy President's Day

    from Roberta Anne

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  11. I wish that President Nixon would have left his nose out of it - I could use two paid holidays! How about you? ~ Robyn

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  12. Nice pictures, Susan ... and a very unique idea for Blue Monday.

    Hope your Blue Monday is filled with sunshine!

    Sincerely,

    Janie

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  13. Great Blue Monday post Susan ♥ Happy President's Day :)

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  14. thank you for stopping by my first attempt at Met Monday...im a little computer slow. Happy Presidents Day from Canada
    hugs
    janet

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  15. Very patriotic & perfect for Blue Monday Susan!! I almost forgot and how could I with my daughter being home tomorrow~ooh, maybe we will go shoppping!!

    Have a great week! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  16. Love the post! Hooray for those two great men, and the great sales at the stores that they inspired. :-P

    Here's to a great day off.

    Cass

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  17. I love your patriotic post. Presidents' Day is a very special holiday.
    Hugs,
    Sweetie

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  18. Oh you have neat blog post this time. Happy Blue Monday to you too!

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  19. What a wonderful post..and I loved the blue in the backgrounds. Happy Blue Monday..hope it's a lovely day for you..

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  20. Happy presidentsday. I love your photo's

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  21. Now this was smart, posting a blue Monday using President Day. You're good.

    Hugs,
    Chris

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  22. Happy Blue Monday, and Happy President's Day!! A wonderful post for today. I love the blues in your pics.

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  23. I was raised in Washington D.C. so this brings back many wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

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  24. Really enjoyed this post. Thanks for honoring a few of the great ones.
    Happy B Monday, Candy

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  25. Wonderful Blue Monday post, Susan!!

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  26. I like the painting of George. His head is a bit small for the rest of his body; it looks like it was painted separately. And his body, for all that looks proud, seems to have a bit of tummy bulge?

    Honest Abe looks more real.

    Happy President's Day and Blue Monday.

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  27. Nice collection of tributes here. I can never keep track of President's Day now that it doesn't fall on either birthday... should have been easy to remember this year since today's my mom's birthday but ...

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  28. Love this beautiful blue tribute to our presidents....Happy Monday to you!

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  29. What a perfect blue post for today. I think Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents. I always look forward to President's Day. I get the entire week off from school ☺

    take care,
    Dawn

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  30. OOO, I love your post today...it is absolutely PERFECT !!
    HUGS, bj

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  31. Hi!
    Love your Blue!! Mr. Lincoln is my favorite! Have a great day!!

    Sherrie

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  32. Love your patriotic post, Susan! I love visiting those memorial buildings in Washington, DC....Christine

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  33. My dream is to go to Washington D.C. (as you can probably tell from my post). I want to spend days seeing all the history!

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  34. Thanks for sharing that info, nice pictures.

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  35. What a great idea for Blue Monday on this President's Day! Have a wonderful day Susan!

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  36. Hi Susan,
    This is a great posts. Love all the presidential monuments and pictures!

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  37. Happy President's Day, Susan!! And to all American bloggers out there :-)

    It's Family Day here today (Ontario). Somebody finally realized that when you have winter lasting from November to April, and there's not a single holiday between New Year's Day and Easter, people REALLY NEED a day off!! And so Family Day was created :-)

    Hey, whatever the reason, a Monday off is a good thing :-)

    Enjoy everyone!!

    Susan, don't be afraid -- go get those chairs and start recovering!! :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  38. This is great! Love all the photos. :)

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  39. Wonderful post,love the monuments.

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  40. I was wondering when the switch was made. I can remember having both days off from school when I was a kid. The switch was made while I was still in school. Now I don't get the day off at all. It is not one of our paid holidays in the medical field. At least not with the company I am with right now. As far as medicare is concerned, not a holiday. So off to work I go. Darn. Thank you for visiting me today. Happy Blue Monday and President's Day!

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  41. Very patriotic.Thank you for reminding me...Ann

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  42. Enjoyed your combo Blue Monday/Presidents Day post :)

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  43. Nice post, Susan...I have been to Mt. Rushmore...it is so awesome!

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  44. Sweet land of liberty! Wonderful, Susan!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  45. Great post for President's Day--enjoyed the pics!

    Have a great Monday ☺

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  46. Hi Susan...this was such an appropriate post for today...thanks for thinking of it!
    ;-) Bo

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  47. Happy President's Day and Blue Monday
    Your pictures are wonderful and so are the paintings. I have been to both the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. That in itself is a lovely area.

    This is Family Day in Ontario. This is the 2nd year since they passed the day. There are all kinds of family activities open for this special day.

    I hope yours is a good one.
    Judi

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  48. Happy Presidents Day and Blue Monday. I kinda liked it better when we had Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays. Maybe that's how it was when I was growing up.
    Nice pictures here.
    Charlotte

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  49. Hello Susan, Happy Blue Monday and A very Happy Presidents Day. I have a wonderful book entitled The Timechart of Presidents & First Ladies. My Amercian History knowledge is not perfect after five years in the USA, but I am getting there and enjoying it so much. Have a lovely week, loved all your photos. Kathy.

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  50. Great Blue Monday and President's Day post!

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  51. That's a great patriotic post for President's Day! I enjoyed it!

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  52. Great post for today! I salute our past Presidents and YOU for this lovely share!

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  53. What a perfect Blue Monday/President's Day post. I enjoyed all the blue pictures!

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  54. George has a little wee tummy there doesn't he. Last year we went to Wash DC. My first visit. I loved it.

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  55. Wow, happy P day to you too..wow that photo of Lincoln, wow, he looks rough.

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  56. Those are some great pictures. The one of Lincoln is amazing. I have never seen it before.
    Wendy

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  57. Great idea for a blue post, Susan!

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  58. Hi Susan! Happy Blue Monday, cute post! Thank you so much for stopping by! Loved your Tuesday post on stargazer's, my favorite flower too! I plant more ever year and buy them in the supermarket all the time. Blogger would not let me comment on that post for some reason, must be glitching.
    BLess you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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