Word on the Street: Presidents Day

It's Presidents Day and News 12 set out to see how the Bronx is commemorating the holiday. Some viewers say their celebration means a day

Some Bronx viewers think the holiday has lost its original meaning.

Some Bronx viewers think the holiday has lost its original meaning. (2/17/14)

THE BRONX - It's Presidents Day and News 12 set out to see how the Bronx is commemorating the holiday. 

Some viewers say their celebration means a day off from work. Others are going shopping to take advantage of some holiday weekend deals. 

Many people also feel that the day is losing its original meaning, and is no longer about honoring the country's leaders. 

Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. Historians say it started in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. 

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