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President's Day, still officially known as "Washington's Birthday" was created in 1885 to celebrate the birth and life of George Washington.

The holiday has since morphed to include celebration of all those who've served as our nation's Commander-In-Chief.

I love this essay on President Abraham Lincoln that appeared in the Detroit News today, written by The Honorable Michael Warren, an Oakland County judge. I especially appreciated the themes that were most prominent in Lincoln's life: freedom, integrity, inspiration, knowledge, perseverance and humor. When Lincoln was a store clerk, they say he would go to great lengths to make sure that customers received proper change - sometimes walking miles to make that happen.