Originally created to honor George Washington and later Abraham Lincoln, what we now know as Presidents’ Day honors those elected to the highest office in the United States.
Born on February 22, 1731, Washington served as the first U.S. president. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, and served during the Civil War, which resulted in an end to slavery in the United States.
West County Wastewater asks everyone to take a few moments to reflect on the leadership and lasting impacts of Washington, Lincoln and all U.S. presidents. Click on the link below to read the full proclamation.