It's Monday February 18th - President's Day and a Holiday for most all government workers, including schools, banks and of course, the bankrupt post office. In many places, the schools are closed for the entire week, and this is known in many of those communities as "snow week" - an opportunity to get away and ski for a week.
Now can American's tell me what the heck President's Day has to do with Skiing? I have no clue, but turning what should be one of the most important days to Americans into an excuse to go skiing and lose a week of schooling seems like we're headed in the wrong direction.
Now I'm not saying all good Americans need to stop and spend the day revisiting our 44 presidents, remembering who each of them were and what each did, or did not, do to advance our America. But, perhaps we should spend an hour - just 1 of the 24 of Presidents Day, doing exactly this. Just pick one of our presidents - I would recommend you start with George Washington, our first president who without whose leadership we might not even be an America today, and refresh ourselves on WikiPedia if nothing else, as to the many things he did to help get our America off to a great start.
If you are a father or mother, gather your children around you, regardless of their age, and talk about the president that you chose to read and learn more about. Ask each family member what they got from your reading about that presidents contribution to society - both good and not so good - and how they think it may have changed America. Next year, pick another president and repeat. It's a small thing to do to help pass on to the next generation the importance of each presidency and how important who they vote for really is.