I donâ€™t celebrate â€œPresidentâ€™s Dayâ€. I celebrate individual presidents, not the whole gaggle of them. These days, George Washington has been relegated to that â€œtruth telling guyâ€ to be seen on the one dollar bill and on TV commercials at the end of February or that guy lumped in with Lincoln on â€œPresidentâ€™s Dayâ€. And that is a shame, indeed, for, without George Washington, our presidency and nation might have had a far different attitude.
But, what made Washington such a giant for our times as well as his? For one thing, he knew how to act in public.