"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen," Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee said of our late first president.
He was also, as James Thomas Flexner called him, 'The Indispensable Man."
As History.com notes, today is George Washington’s birthday.
On this day in 1732, George Washington is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the second son from the second marriage of a colonial plantation owner. An initially loyal British subject, Washington eventually led the Continental Army in the American Revolution and became known as the father of the United States.
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Note: In addition to James Thomas Flexner's book, if you would like to learn more about George Washington, our greatest president, as well as Benedict Arnold, our greatest traitor, I recommend highly Nathaniel Philbrick's Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution.