Sunday, February 22, 2009

George Washington

"First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen." --Henry Lee, in Washington's funeral oration.

George Washington was born February 22, 1732. He is considered to be the paragon and exemplar of civic virtue. Washington was one of our nation's great heroes and an outstanding President. He is remembered with respect and love to this day, 210 years after his death.

George Washington 1732 - 1799
Portrait by Rembrandt Peale
An earlier post on this topic:
String Too Short to Tie: The Father of Our Country

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