A grateful nation remembered a great patriot, warrior and president, George Washington of Mount Vernon, Virginia, by erecting this great obelisk to his memory in their nation’s capital. George Washington’s birthday once was celebrated in this land with great fanfare on February 22nd. Today George Washington’s birthday seems to have been forgotten or remembered only as “Presidents’ Day”, while men of lesser importance to our nation’s birth are accorded a day unto themselves.
However, not everyone has forgotten the greatness of the man Washington. At his old plantation home on the Potomac River, General George Washington will be receiving birthday greetings in person, as he did so graciously in olden times. MountVernon.org
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