The origin of President’s Day transpired in the 1880’s as a federal holiday stemming from a desire to honor the birth date of George Washington, America’s Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States. In 1968, Congress moved to be inclusive of Abraham Lincoln’s February birth date of February 12th in this celebration. By 1971, the term President’s Day had taken hold and become a part of the American fabric. Lyon Air Museum located on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County was established by Major General William Lyon. The Museum stands alongside Martin Aviation that was established in 1923 by famed aviation pioneer Eddie Martin. World War II had enormous impact on the 20th century. The Lyon Air Museum provides captivating and thought-provoking exhibits based on factual historical events of this time. There are authentic wartime aircrafts, rare vehicles, and related memorabilia that will reflect the courage and innovation of the American spirit. Take a walk down memory lane with your family. As we lead into President’s Day it seems only appropriate to enjoy being inspired by those American patriots that ensured our freedom and are honored at one of O.C.’s very own homegrown Museum’s.