President’s Day: A Holiday Filled with Fun and Remembrance

Who was the fourth president of the United States? What about the first president with a beard?

DULUTH, Minn. – President’s Day means school is out for kids of all ages, but it also means a day of remembering what the holiday is all about.

Who was the fourth president of the United States? What about the first president with a beard? President’s Day is a reason to have the day off, but is also a day of remembrance…of presidents and how they served our country.

The sledding hill next to Ridgeview Country Club in Duluth was a busy place. Some spent the day sledding on their day off from school, but they also took some time to recognize presidents and what they do.

“They can veto laws and stuff when they’re passed through Congress…when they’re passed to them,” said Maxtin Linn, one of the kids at the sledding hill.

Parents we found at the hill say getting the day off for President’s Day is a treat.

“It’s so nice to have the day off and we get to spend the morning here at Ridgeview with our kids,” said Amber Marsolek, a parent at the sledding hill. “They’re obviously having a great time going off the jump.”

But it’s also a day to commemorate presidents of the past.

“I’d like my kids to know their place in selecting the president and how their views in our government helps to choose what happens within our country,” said parent Anna Linn.

We asked some questions to both parents and kids about their knowledge of President’s Day trivia. Like, who was the fourth president?

James Madison was the answer to that question. Or who was the first president with a beard?

Abraham Lincoln.

Or, which presidents have won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Regardless of the right and wrong answers, kids enjoyed the day sledding away.

For reference, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama all won Nobel Peace Prizes.

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