I am “of a generation” that remembers the two holidays for two presidents - before the merge. In my childhood, it did not matter where the holidays landed – mid-week or not, we remembered the men for whom the holiday was set.
You know, before it was a consumer-focused day: “three-day sales” at local malls. Such an odd way to honor political turning points in our American heritage.
Take time today to ask someone under 30-years-old what this holiday celebrates – other than a day away from school or the office.