Washington's Birthday is a US federal holiday celebrated on the 3rd Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, and is now commonly referred to as Presidents' Day. The federal holiday, Washington's Birthday, honors the accomplishments of the man known as "The Father of his Country". Celebrated for his leadership in the founding of the nation, he was the Electoral College's unanimous choice to become the first President; he was seen as a unifying force for the new republic and set an example for future holders of the office.
The holiday is also a tribute to the general who created the first military badge of merit for the common soldier. Revived on Washington's 200th birthday in 1932, the Purple Heart medal (which bears Washington's image) is awarded to solders who are injured in battle.
Tri-City will be closed on Monday, February 17th. If you have an emergency over the weekend or during this holiday, please call our main number (480) 844-2224, and follow the problems for our Emergency Dispatch Staff.