Celebrate Presidents Day with executive trivia

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  • By Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden
  • 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs
As Monday is Presidents Day, many freedom-loving Americans will be celebrating the day in the appropriate manner: baking White House-shaped cakes and hiding "Oval Office eggs" for egg hunts while children dress up as their favorite presidents and go house-to-house reciting lines of their favorite inaugural addresses for candy...

...what? Don't YOU do these things at your house on Presidents Day?

Well, while MOST people may not choose to celebrate the chief executive in this fashion, here's an opportunity for you to feel you've done your part to honor our presidents in advance of the federal holiday.

The following five questions are some of my favorite presidential trivia questions.

The first person to answer all five questions correctly through Facebook or via email at 52FW.panews@us.af.mil will receive a nifty 52nd Fighter Wing coin!

1.) Which presidents appeared on FIVE presidential election tickets as both presidential and vice-presidential candidates? In fact, each of the two presidents only lost one of their races.

2.) Which COUNTY is the birthplace of three U.S. presidents who all served in different centuries?

3.) Which two presidents have earned a Nobel Peace Prize, a Grammy award AND been named TIME Magazine's Person of the Year?

4.) Which president was the only one NOT to be elected president or vice-president?

5.) Who was the first president born in the "United States of America?" [Hint: The year of their birth is the key.]

For more information on presidential history, visit the Spangdahlem Library or visit the White House's website at http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents.