He did every job that came his way, including going home once the job was done. The French poet Chateaubriand put it well: ‘Search the forests where Washington’s sword shone: What do you find there? Tombs? No — a world.’”
- Richard Brookhiser on George Washington
Today is Washington's Birthday, officially. Nowadays people notice, if at all, on the nondescript "Presidents Day," which, as we've pointed out in the past, is still legally referred to as "George Washington's Birthday (Observed)."
Would that we had President Washington today. Ah, but what would he think of today's America? More important, what would today's America think of him? A few possibilities:
Happy birthday, Mr. President! ◙