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Celebrate George Washington

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“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” ―George Washington

"Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of parade resistance, or the most abject submission.”

“Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind, than on the externals in the world.”

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace."

“Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.” ―George Washington

Read more about George Washington on Capitalism magazine.

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation on George Washington's birthday:

The story of Presidents' Day date begins in 1800. Following the death of George Washington in 1799, his February 22 birthday became a perennial day of remembrance.

At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and events like the 1832 centennial of his birth and the start of construction of the Washington Monument in 1848 were cause for national celebration.

While Washington’s Birthday was an unofficial observance for most of the 1800s, it was not until the late 1870s that it became a federal holiday. Senator Stephen Wallace Dorsey of Arkansas was the first to propose the measure, and in 1879 President Rutherford B. Hayes signed it into law.

The holiday initially only applied to the District of Columbia, but in 1885 it was expanded to the whole country. At the time, Washington’s Birthday joined four other nationally recognized federal bank holidays—Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving—and was the first to celebrate the life of an individual American.”

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