Happy Birthday, George Washington!

Presidents’ Day is celebrated in February to honor two U.S. Presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in February.

This quote from George Washington is located inside the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.: “I have no lust after power but wish with as much fervency as any Man upon this wide extended Continent, for an opportunity of turning the Sword into a plow share.”

The above quotation comes from a letter written by General Washington at Trenton Falls, on December 20th, 1776. British General Howe had suddenly decided to put his army into winter quarters, after chasing and harassing the Continental Army through New Jersey for months. Howe stationed his troops at seven cantonments from the Hudson River to the Delaware. The illustrated quote is from a letter that George Washington wrote to the Continental Congress, describing the situation he then faced.

(The Letter at The Library of Congress)

The image, Happy Birthday, George Washington!, was originally uploaded by mocmoc. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr favorites.

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