Washington’s Birthday is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February to honor the first President of these United States of America. George Washington, the Continental Army’s Commander-In-Chief during the Revolutionary War was a political leader and statesman. He presided over a convention to draft the Constitution of the United States of America. It remains the supreme law of the nation. Washington, elected as the unanimous choice in 1788, served two consecutive terms in the office of U.S. President. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government. He maintained neutrality during European wartime. He suppressed rebellion. He won the acceptance of his new country. Washington’s leadership established many governing forms, rituals, and traditions. These include, but are not limited to his cabinet system, his inaugural address, and his peaceful transition to a successor. These traditions continue in the 21st century. As it was during his lifetime, so it today, we honor George Washington as a Founding Father of the United States of America.
Chris Bryant is an American financial advisor.