A Birthday Every American Should Remember

Brookhiser, Richard
February 2013
American History;Feb2013, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p42
In this article the author argues for the passage of legislation in the U.S. to restore February 22 as a holiday to observer the anniversary of the birthday of former President George Washington. The author comments on Washington's role as a Founding Father of the U.S., shares his view that the federal Presidents' Day holiday has become too commercialized, and details various ways in which Washington's accomplishments have been diminished in the U.S.


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