It is with pleasure…

Mort Kunstler Winds of Change

Winds of Change by Mort Kunstler – Washington at Valley Forge, March 4, 1778

“It is with pleasure I receive reproof, when reproof is due, because no person can be readier to accuse me, than I am to acknowledge an error, when I am guilty of one; nor more desirous of atoning for a crime, when I am sensible of having committed it.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s letter to Governor Dinwiddie, Aug. 27, 1757

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Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Character, Letters


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A slender acquaintance with the world…


Washington on his Deathbed by Junius Brutus Stearns, 1851


“A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.” George Washington

Read: George Washington Eulogy by Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee

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Posted by on December 13, 2014 in Advice


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Real patriots…


“The Birth of Our Nation’s Flag” by Charles Weisgerber

“Real Patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favourite, are liable to become suspected and odious; while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796

Our Country’s Flag

Said Washington to Betsy Ross, “A flag our nation needs
To lead our valiant soldiers on to high and noble deeds
Now can you make one for us, to which she made reply,
“I am not certain if I can; At least I’ll gladly try.”

So she took some red for the blood they shed
Some white for purity,
Some stars so bright from the sky overhead
Some blue for loyalty,
And sewed them all together,
For loyal hearts and true,
And hand in hand as one we stand
For the red, the white and the blue.

Said Betsy Ross to Washington, “Your country’s flag behold!”
And through his tear-dimmed eyes he saw the stars and stripes unfold.
Then to his breast he clasped it, and looked to heaven above.
“Oh may it ever stand,” he cried, “For rights and truth and love.”

(Popular school song, as recalled and submitted by Anne Dreisbach)

Read: Betsy Ross and the American Flag

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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


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“The value of liberty…

"George Washington and Family" by Thomas Prichard Rossiter

“George Washington and Family” by Thomas Prichard Rossiter

“The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Letter to the People of the State of South Carolina, May 1790

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Posted by on February 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


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I have been called upon…


“I am now Imbarked on a tempestuous ocean, from whence perhaps no friendly harbor is to be found. I have been called upon by the unanimous voice of the Colonies to the command of the Continental Army. It is an honor I by no means aspired to. It is an honor I wished to avoid, as well as from an unwillingness to quit the peaceful enjoyment of my Family, as from a thorough conviction of my own Incapacity & want of experience in the conduct of so momentous a concern; but the partiallity of the Congress, added to some political motives, left me without a choice.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s letter to Colonel Bassett, June 19, 1775

Remember: 10 Articles of Advice by George Washington

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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Letters, Uncategorized


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The necessity of…

GWS Continental Congress

George Washington and the Continental Congress

“The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern, some of them in our country and under our own eyes.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Farewell Address


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Let us unite…

George Washington Yorktown by NC Wyeth

“George Washington at Yorktown” by N C Wyeth

“Let us unite, therefore, in imploring the Supreme Ruler of nations, to spread his holy protection over these United States; to turn the machinations of the wicked to the confirming of our constitution; to enable us at all times to root out internal sedition, and put invasion to flight; to perpetuate to our country that prosperity, which his goodness has already conferred, and to verify the anticipation of this government being a safeguard to human rights.” George Washington

Read: Sixth Annual Address by George Washington (November 19, 1794)

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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Other Speeches


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