In Honor of President’s Day

In these days of crazy political partisanship, we thought it might be a good idea to honor our presidents from the past that we almost all agree were among the greats.

No place can bring out a feeling of patriotic awe like Mount Rushmore. The grandeur of the setting matches the achievements of these historic leaders.

For an inside look at the life of a president, it’s hard to beat the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.

It was Roosevelt’s hope that by donating his home and all of his papers he could leave a library that would become an important research center, as well as a preservation of the history of his time in office.

He was certainly successful, and created a precedent where all of the presidents that followed him would also build libraries to preserve their legacies.

Perhaps a slightly less dignified tribute stands along the Interstate Highway in Kankakee, Illinois.

This Ginormous Abe Lincoln stands a whopping 40 feet high, doubling the size of his likeness sitting in the memorial in Washington, D.C.

From up there he can really keep an eye on the Land of Lincoln.

Our guess is that he would also ask us to put aside our differences, at least for his day, and celebrate this great country that we all share…

…and the leaders who shaped it.

David and Veronica, GypsyNester.com


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