We’re taking the day off here at Arkansas Outside but thought we would share this Article from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine on this President’s Day. For an Arkansas connection we might include that in 1998, President Bill Clinton launched “Great Outdoors Week,” seven days to celebrate our relationship with nature in all facets: recreation, art, therapy, conservation, and so much more. So popular was the initiative that, over time, it blossomed into Great Outdoors Month, held annually in June. (Great Outdoors Month)
From the Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine article:
“As you’ve probably noticed, today is Presidents Day, that highly anticipated yearly event when banks and post offices shut down while your place of employment always seems to remain open.
If you’re stuck in the office wishing you could be out in the streets whooping it up for George Washington, or whatever it is one does to celebrate Presidents Day, take a second to read about 5 U.S. Presidents who have made their mark on the world of outdoor recreation.”