Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Celebrating George Washington's Birthday

Today is February 22, the birthday of George Washington, America's first President, American's greatest President, and an all round hero.

The Life of George Washington, published in 1807, was written by David Ramsay, a member of the Continental Congress. It's fairly short, and available for free, online by clicking here. In honor of America's greatest President, why not read a chapter of two?

Too much reading you say? Well why not take a virtual tour of George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, by clicking here.
(Thanks to reader CB, who provided the link.) If you click here you will be able to see a number of short video clips about Washington from the History Channel.

Of course, I am a great fan of Washington's Rules of Civility, and politicians would be well reminded of numbers 19 and 20.

Have a Happy Washington's Birthday. If you like it, I hope you will be enjoying America's traditional Washington's Birthday treat: a slice of cherry pie.


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