Lyndon Baines Johnson Day

Lyndon Baines Johnson Day is a legal state holiday in Texas. It falls every year on August 27, to mark the birthday of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

After Johnson died in 1973, the Texas State Legislature created a legal state holiday to be observed every year on August 27 to honor the 36th president of the United States, one of their state's native sons.

The holiday is optional for state employees and state offices do not close.

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    You might say that Lyndon Johnson is a cross between a Baptist preacher and a cowboy.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.... It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community.... It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods.
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    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 10:15.

    I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
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    Every President wants to do right.
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