The flag that I fly on national holidays wasn't up for Presidents Day today.
The traditional February 22 holiday honoring the nation's first president was transformed during my lifetime into a generic holiday honoring all presidents and moved from its fixed date to a Monday. The change (in which I never have acquiesced) was instigated by public employees who wanted a three day weekend.
By honoring all presidents equally, we honor none of them and dishonor the truly worthy ones. Richard Nixon, Jimmie Carter, and Bill Clinton, to mention but a few examples, are not on par morally or by any measure of accomplishments or service to the country with the rightfully revered George Washington. Neither are the many second and third raters who have occupied the office over the years.
G.W. was a truly great man and an exemplary leader, quite possibly an indispensable one. My flag will be flying tomorrow to commemorate his birth.