The Day That Isn’t

Thursday's Editorial - February 17, 2011

Questions

1. What do you think is Mr. Hannaford's purpose for writing this commentary?

2. For what reasons did Congress pass the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1971?

3. What was the purpose of commemorating Washington's birthday?

4. In the last paragraph, Mr. Hannaford says "Now, instead [of remembering George Washington on his birthday] we have a day that supposedly honors all presidents, but when one honors all, one honors none." Do you agree with this assertion? Explain your answer.