Originally christened Washington’s birthday, and still officially called such by our government, Presidents’ Day is, to many Americans, just another federal holiday on the calendar. However, as we are preparing to elect the 45th president later this year, perhaps we’re due for a subtle reminder of the greatness that has graced this office over the past 227 years, beginning with General Washington.
President George Washington, a Virginian first and an American not far behind, was the only president to date (and its unlikely we’ll ever see this repeated) who was unanimously elected, earning all of the electoral ballots—twice. Most of us can recall from our high school history lessons some bullet points of his storied (and some might argue, mythological) existence as America’s first commander-in-chief.
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