Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Birthday George!

Happy 276th birthday George Washington! You don't look a day over 175! For those of you that might be unfamiliar with the role of George Washington in American history, let me refer you to what one of Washington's most famous biographers had to say. As Joseph Ellis put it, Washington was "the palpable reality that clothed the revolutionary rhapsodies in flesh and blood...America's one and only indispensable figure...the American Zeus, Moses and Cincinnatus all rolled into one. Washington's importance to the revolution and the founding of early America is simply immeasurable. As Henry "Lighthorse" Lee stated in his eulogy of Washington, he was "First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen. Here is an interesting video on the military life of General Washington:

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