George Washington is without doubt the most important man in the establishment of America. He has often been called by historians “the indispensable man’. This remains true even in spite of a more modern round of revisionism that seeks to relegate him to the status of a clown… nice try kids.
Washington was the only man who most of us know about who could have been king… and declined.
Washington is a very big part of the signing and ratification of the US Constitution. The presidency was created with him in mind… and again he voluntarily left it after two terms.
While he may not have been the best general of all time, he was the single man who embodied the Revolution and held it together through very bleak times.
In short, it is difficult to imagine how the colonists could have gained Independence without Washington.
General Washington died on this date in 1799, 212 years ago today. Mr. President, we could use another man like you today, one who always puts God and country first, above mere personal ambition; one who is a role model for virtuous living and honesty.