Today we celebrate the birthday of one of America’s greatest statesmen, commanders and servants. Although some states have added their own holiday of different names to be celebrated at the same time, the federal holiday is and has been since 1880 a day set aside to celebrate George Washington’s birthday. His actual birthday is on 22 February but because of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act it now is held on the third Monday of each February. I highly respect the man and think he was the best man to be our first president.
Here’s a few fun facts and pictures to celebrate the birth of this great man:
Another thing, he is loved in other countries as much as the USA. While I lived in Hungary, I found parks and streets named after him. They even had a George Washington Day in 1906 when they erected a statue of the president in Budapest. I even had a couple of people claim that he is Hungarian, but then again, some Hungarians say that Jesus is Hungarian.
Anyway, hope you have a wonderful day. Go out and have an adventure to celebrate one of the men who fought for that freedom to have an adventure. I’m probably going to continue the HBO John Adams series with my family. Its a great look at the birth of our nation through the story of John Adams and Washington makes appearances or is mentioned throughout.
Now go have an adventure!
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