Wednesday, January 6, 2010

George Washington Wednesdays, (The Words of Our Founding Fathers)

We finally have our "Real George Washington" book back!!! Yipppeee! I want to start reading it as a family together now! With the cold evenings, it should be fun to cuddle up and read about Washington out fighting for our freedom in the freezing weather! Wow. He went thru so much and yet was so humble about it. I wish I was more like him. So selfless. *sigh*
I should have more George Washington quotes when we get to reading it too! =)

"Our own Country's Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions - The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth."
-George Washington
1776 — General Orders Category: Patriotism

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