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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents :Abraham Lincoln

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents :Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.

Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.”

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Ronald Reagan

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan, originally an American actor and politician, became the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981-1989. His term saw a restoration of prosperity at home, with the goal of achieving ‘peace through strength’ abroad.

At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative program known as the Reagan Revolution, which aimed to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance upon Government. He felt he had fulfilled his campaign pledge of 1980 to restore “the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism.”

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : George Washington

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : George Washington

On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.

On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. “As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent,” he wrote James Madison, “it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles.”

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents Calvin Coolidge

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents Calvin Coolidge

As America’s 30th President (1923-1929), Coolidge demonstrated his determination to preserve the old moral and economic precepts of frugality amid the material prosperity which many Americans were enjoying during the 1920s era.

At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible.

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Zachary Taylor

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Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor, a general and national hero in the United States Army from the time of the Mexican-American War and the the War of 1812, was later elected the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.

Northerners and Southerners disputed sharply whether the territories wrested from Mexico should be opened to slavery, and some Southerners even threatened secession. Standing firm, Zachary Taylor was prepared to hold the Union together by armed force rather than by compromise.

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Village Offices Are Closed for Presidents day

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood residents – there will be no sanitation or recycling collection today, Monday, February 18th. Village Offices will be closed in observance of President’s Day holidays. There will be no sanitation or recycling pickup on these days and the recycling center will be closed. This information is posted on the Village website and calendar. 
Please help keep Ridgewood clean and safe by sharing this information with neighbors who have placed curbside recycling/garbage. 

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Village of Ridgewood Offices Closed – Presidents Day February 19, 2018

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February 19,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, All Village offices will be closed on February 19, 2018 in observance of Presidents’ Day. There will be no garbage or recycling pickup on this day, and the Recycling Center will also be closed. All Village offices will open on February 20, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. As always, the Police Department, on the second floor of Village Hall, will be open on this Holiday.

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD OFFICES – CLOSED FEBRUARY 13TH AND FEBRUARY 20TH 2017

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February 11,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, All Village offices will be closed on February 13, 2017, in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and on February 20, 2017, in observance of Presidents’ Day.  There will be no garbage or recycling pickups on these days and the Recycling Center will also be closed.  All Village offices will open the day after these holidays, at 8:30 a.m.

Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 died April 15, 1865. Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.Republican Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

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Celebrating the Presidents on Presidents Day

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February 15,2016
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Ridgewood NJ, Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year, it is considered a day to recognize all presidents, past and present. Traditionaly it a celebration of certain key presidents, such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

Presidents Day began as an unofficial holiday on George Washington’s Feb. 22 birthday in 1800, just two months after his death but it didn’t become a federal holiday until 1879, when then President Rutherford B. Hayes signed it into law. Presidents Day became a national bank holiday six years later .Presidents day was the first bank holiday to celebrate an individual and it joined other bank holidays ; Christmas, New Year’s, Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

In 1971 that the Uniform Monday Holiday Act  was enacted, to create more three-day weekends for workers and moved the day of observance to the third Monday in February.The act also combined Washington’s birthday with Abraham Lincoln’s (Feb. 12).

Lincoln’s actual birthday is still a state holiday in Illinois, and U.S. government itself still calls the third Monday in February Washington’s Birthday. Interesting side note both William Henry Harrison and Ronald Reagan were also born in February.

The Village of Ridgewood plays it safe by closing the Village Hall and all Village Departments on February 12th and February 15th in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday and then Presidents’ Day.

 

Some of the Ridgewood blog’s Favorite Presidents

George Washington was a leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and was the first to become U.S. president. Called the Father of the Country and the English Empire’s Greatest Enemy.

Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.First tried to preserve the Union , later won the Civil war.

As America’s 30th President (1923-1929), Calvin Coolidge demonstrated his determination to preserve the old moral and economic precepts of frugality amid the material prosperity which many Americans were enjoying during the 1920s era. The last true small government President .

Ronald Reagan, originally an American actor and politician, became the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981 to 1989. His term saw a restoration of prosperity at home, with the goal of achieving “peace through strength” abroad.