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[20 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 609 views]
The Gettysburg Address

Here is a little something I wrote once. Hopefully you all like it.

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[11 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,513 views]
Brooks Brothers: Dressing the Presidents

American clothier Brooks Brothers recently spotlighted it’s relationship with American presidents on its website.  Brooks Brothers was started in 1818 as H. & D.H. Brooks & Co. in New York City before being renamed Brooks Brothers in 1850 when it was taken inherited by its owner’s three sons.
Many people would probably guess that Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Carter might have dressed from Brooks Brothers, but they might not know Brooks Brothers has been associated with the presidential office and the US military back to 1860s.  In 1861, future president and …

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[21 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 1,038 views]
LBJ Orders Haggar Slacks To Keep His Knife And Change In His Pockets And His Genitals In Check

To my knowledge, no one participating in our 2010 Presidents Day festivities will be going as LBJ, and that’s just too bad.  No matter what you feel towards LBJ’s politics, positive or negative, you have to appreciate his directness and attention to details.  Of course, I am speaking of how he orders his slacks.

All presidents wore pants of some type.  All of them put their leg in one at a time.  However, I’m not sure if they all had such attention to details like long pockets so “when you sit …

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[18 Jan 2010 | 2 Comments | 825 views]
2010 Transportation: Does Air Force One Have A Laser Light Show?

Although 2009 proved another successful installment of our Presidents Day activities, one area we vowed to improve on for 2010 was transportation.  Even the gallant George Washington has trouble looking presidential getting in and out of a taxi, let alone Mr. Roosevelt.  And so, for 2010, you may see the Presidents Day Society traveling betwixt local public houses in a beautiful limo bus.
One might exclaim, “There were no limo buses in the 18th century!” and that gentleman would be right.  However, presidents have been known throughout history for adopting new …

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[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 444 views]
Presenting the Colorado Society Seal!

After an important set of caucuses which involved all manner of drafts, revisions, etc. The Presidents Day Society is proud to present the new, official seal of the Colorado Society. Unfortunately, potential legal action has delayed the unveiling of the national seal, but we are hopeful all issues will be settled quickly and fairly. While the national seal may yet see revisions the Colorado Seal is here to stay. A tremendous amount of effort was exerted by presidential society appointee Mr. Jefferson on this design.

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[1 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 488 views]
Alcohol and Its Role In Our Nation’s Founding

Presidents gathering to drink at a tavern? Candidates “advertising” through free liquor and booze? What would McCain and Feingold do! Many of our modern readers might be surprised at the relaxed attitude our nation’s Founders took towards alcohol. While drinking too much or being an alcoholic was considered a sign of weakness in early America, as it is today, its citizens were not only more free with their choice of where to drink, but they were supplied, maybe even plied, with booze in the hopes they would cast their vote a particular way . . .Click to read more

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[14 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | 3,284 views]
Costume Ideas for 2009

One of the hardest aspects of meeting public demand is remaining in good attire, specific to the appropriate presidential period.  Furthermore, should one spill a mug of good rum smash on his breeches he may find it’s good to own more than one pair.   And so, on more than one occasion I have had a lad of 10 or 11 years in age say, “Mr. Washington, at which dry goods store do you obtain your spledifurously tailored clothing?”  With that in mind, I though I would suggest a few …

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[6 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 470 views]
The Charter : Articles of Membership and Portrayal

Purpose: Further the positive appreciation and respect for the position of Presidency of The United States of America and our nation’s history.

1. “Membership” is defined as society participants who have portrayed a President once. Membership is not effective until the day after Presidents Day and the participant has no voting rights until membership is effective.
2. The “Presidents” are defined as elected or appointed past and current Presidents of the United State of America. This does not include historical Presidents (Presidents of the Confederacy, The Nation of Texas), US territories or …

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[6 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 409 views]
Presidents Day 2008: Photos From The Past


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[6 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 312 views]
Presidents Day 2007: Photos From The Past

Photos from the day of..