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By Dr. Ben Carson – February 22, 2023

On February 22, 1732, George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. A full 57 years later, on April 30, 1789, George Washington took the oath of office and became the first and only U.S. president unanimously elected to serve as the nation’s chief executive. In his inaugural address, President Washington movingly captured the essence of the American Revolution: “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”
 
Now, almost 250 years later, we celebrate Presidents’ Day, which was originally established in 1885 and observed on George Washington’s birthday to honor the legacy he left on the country and around the world. The tradition of honoring the first president’s birthday unofficially dates back to February 22, 1800, the year after George Washington’s death, in remembrance of our great Founding Father.
 
At the American Cornerstone Institute, we are also celebrating the life and legacy of George Washington in this month’s Discover America Course and brand NEW Star Spangled Adventures episode on our Little Patriots online platform! I encourage you to watch these cartoons with your children, grandchildren, students, or anyone else interested. They are educational, fun, and a great way to celebrate Presidents’ Day with the entire family!

As always, the Little Patriots Program is offered completely FREE of charge to anyone who wishes to sign-up.  

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Let us honor and celebrate President Washington, and all the great presidents our nation has had, as we strive to emulate their examples of unwavering patriotism in our own lives.

Dr. Ben S. Carson, Sr., M.D. – Founder and Chairman of American Cornerstone Institute

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