Forget Presidents Day

George Washington (1732-1799)

If any day in February is worthy of an official government holiday, we should be celebrating TODAY. Why? Because George Washington was born on this day 273 years ago: February 22, 1732.

This blog post is neither the time nor the place to extend a full tribute to George Washington, our nation’s first President. Yet “First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen,” Washington is certainly worthy of the honor and commemoration.

No figure in American history deserves more than Washington to have his birthday celebrated by Americans in our time. (And I say this as one of the biggest Lincoln aficionados you’ll find.)

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