Nelson McCausland MLA
(Democratic Unionist Party - Constituency: North Belfast).
A personal blog in which I comment on a wide variety of issues, political, cultural, social, historical and religious. If something takes my attention, then I may well comment on it.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Presidents Day is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. It is also known as Washington's Birthday and is an occasion to celebrate the office of the president.
Perhaps here in Ulster we could use the day as an annual reminder of the number of American presidents of Ulster descent. In 2010 it falls on Monday 15 February and in 2011 it falls on Monday 21 February. It would certainly be an opportunity for schoolchildren to learn about this aspect of Ulster's contribution to the making of America.