Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 1,152
Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Morning Message! Some of you reading this are enjoying the last of a three day weekend – and today we remember those great men who held the title as President. It takes courage and determination to be the leader of the free world and without those men who forged forward to do the right thing, we may have had a very different outcome. Today as you enjoy an extra day off, I hope you’ll take moment to say thank you. Happy President’s Day! Let’s make it a great week!
Here are some fun and interesting presidential facts:
1863 - In the year 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” within the states that had seceded from the Union, “are, and henceforward shall be free,” according to the National Archives.
3 deaths - In the history of America, three presidents have died on July 4.
On July 4, 1826, John Adams, the second U.S. president, and Thomas Jefferson, the third U.S. president, died within hours of each other on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The nation’s fifth president, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831.
21 states - Out of the 50 states in the U.S., 21 states have given us presidents.
Virginia has produced eight U.S. presidents, followed closely by Ohio with seven presidents. New York has provided five presidents and Massachusetts has given four.
5th cousins - Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt were fifth cousins. It has also been shown that FDR is related to 10 other former U.S. presidents: John Adams, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison and William Howard Taft, reports History.com.
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” - George Washington
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” - Abraham Lincoln
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy
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