Tuesday, February 22, 2011

George Washington

Today is George Washington's birthday.  I don't think I need to tell any of you anything about him.  He was the first president of our country; he was the leader of the Continental Army; he was a devoted husband; he loved farming better than politics or the Army.

George Washington was offered the kingship of the country.  Many of our founding fathers thought we should have a king; George refused, saying he'd rather go home to his farm than be king of the world.  He was the one who set the "four year" standard of being president by resigning at the end of his second term.  Until Franklin Roosevelt, everyone followed his standard.

"First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen."  Happy Birthday, George!

1 comment:

troutbirder said...

One of our greatest Presidents (Lincoln leads) but the Greatest American... you have to count everything else he did besides setting the mold for Presidents. :)