Washington's Birthday

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Washington’s Birthday is a holiday dedicated to honoring the first president of the United States. This Holiday does not celebrate George Washingtons actual birthday, instead, the third Monday in February was chosen as the day to commemorate him. George Washington was a founding father who was born in Virginia on February 11th, 131, and served as the 1st president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. During the American Revolution, he led colonial forces to victory against the British and became known as national hero. This holiday also honors Abraham Lincoln, who was born on February 12th, 1809. In different parts of America, this holiday is also known as Presidents Day.

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Facts about Washington's Birthday

  • George Washington was unanimously elected president twice in 1789 and 1792.
  • in 1754, George Washington led his troops and native warriors on a mission to attack French troops by surprise. This conflict sparked the start of the French and Indian War which lasted 7 years.
  • Three things prompt men to a regular discharge of their duty in time of action: natural bravery, hope of reward, and fear of punishment — George Washington, February 9, 1776.
  • Contrary to often repeated stories, George Washington did not chop down a cherry tree, nor did he throw a "silver dollar" across the Potomac River. Both stories are mythology, often repeated in connection with Washington's birthday.

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