Monday, February 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Take a look at this article and photo...
Or this slide show with audio....
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Informal and fun. Enjoy.
- 18 min - Apr 24, a.d. 2008
Alexandria City Hall Civil Air Patrol Band Concert for the President Elect The Civil Air Patrol Band Concert for the President Elect (George Washington) under the Command of Major George Carrol, CAP gathered his Che...all » The Civil Air Patrol Band Concert for the President Elect (George Washington) under the Command of Major George Carrol, CAP gathered his Chesapeake Squadron at the Alexandria City Hall to perform a concert of period tunes for the Citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Alexandria.
Alexandria City Hall Civil Air Patrol Band Concert for the President Elect
The Civil Air Patrol Band Concert for the President Elect (George Washington) under the Command of Major George Carrol, CAP gathered his Che...all » The Civil Air Patrol Band Concert for the President Elect (George Washington) under the Command of Major George Carrol, CAP gathered his Chesapeake Squadron at the Alexandria City Hall to perform a concert of period tunes for the Citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Alexandria.
Video by CraftsManship Creations
Wise Tavern Alexandria George Washington President Elect Send-Off Celebration by Civil Air Patrol - 18 min - Apr 23, a.d. 2008 On the anniversary of the day, 23 April in the Year of Our Lord 1789, (219th - a.d. 2008) when President-Elect George Washington departed th...all » On the anniversary of the day, 23 April in the Year of Our Lord 1789, (219th - a.d. 2008) when President-Elect George Washington departed the City of Alexandria for the "triumphant journey" to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and many other towns and villages enroute to New York City to be Inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America under "this Constitution FOR the United States of America" (17th since the Declaration of Independence), the Commander of the Civil Air Patrol Band, the Chesapeake Squadron, gathered his forces to re-create the celebration of our Nation's greatest leader going off from his home to accept the responsibilities and fulfill the duties of President. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Wise Tavern Alexandria
George Washington President Elect
Send-Off Celebration by Civil Air Patrol
- 18 min - Apr 23, a.d. 2008
On the anniversary of the day, 23 April in the Year of Our Lord 1789, (219th - a.d. 2008) when President-Elect George Washington departed th...all » On the anniversary of the day, 23 April in the Year of Our Lord 1789, (219th - a.d. 2008) when President-Elect George Washington departed the City of Alexandria for the "triumphant journey" to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and many other towns and villages enroute to New York City to be Inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America under "this Constitution FOR the United States of America" (17th since the Declaration of Independence), the Commander of the Civil Air Patrol Band, the Chesapeake Squadron, gathered his forces to re-create the celebration of our Nation's greatest leader going off from his home to accept the responsibilities and fulfill the duties of President.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1467206846391435625
Monday, March 10, 2008
Photo by Rich Cooley, Northern Virginia Daily, 10 March a.d. 2008See the "Rich" photo essay with narration at:
Friday, February 22, 2008
At the Capitol of South Carolina,
Congressman Joe Wilson,
with General Charles Cornwallis and
General George Washington,
look west to Monticello Road and to the future...
...and a future wise president named Thomas Jefferson!
...who comes to Columbia!!
...to hear the Columbia Choral Society...
...sing his words on Light, Life and Liberty!!!
For more images and videos of that great day in American History at the Cayce History Museum, go to www.HistorySC.com
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Giclee Print, many sizes and prices, unframed or framed.
Painter: Peale, Rembrandt | Painting: "Porthole Portrait" of George Washington
"Peale 'Porthole Portrait' Recommended by Mount Vernon and First Lady Laura Bush
(and first First Lady "Martha Washington")
at Washington Mill School near Mount Vernon on 15 January a.d. 2008."
See Alexandria Times story by Sarah Mills at:
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Sunday, December 23, 2007
23 December, Annapolis: When GW became the "Man for the Millennia", the New Cincinnatus, "World's Apostle of Liberty", & "father of His country"
A year after this blog post, was able to be part of an official State of Maryland Celebration of this "Most Important Day in American History!"
What is the "Most Important Day in American History"?
Some say the Fourth of July as the day we celebrate the Declaration of Independence.
Some say the Seventeenth of September as the day this Constitution for the United States of America was signed.
Some say Christmas night when General Washington against all odds attacked the Hessians at Trenton, and won.
Yet both King George III of England ...
...and Congressman Thomas Jefferson both might agree that MOST important day is...
the 23rd of December!
On that day, General George Washington transformed the modern world by his humility in resigning his positions as General and Commander in Chief to the Congress assembled at the State House in Annapolis.
By that selfless act, George Washington became the "Cincinnatus of the West", the "Man for the Millenniums", according to Common Sense author Thomas Paine the "World's Apostle of Liberty", and in a very real sense gave birth to the American Republic, so is rightly called the "father of His country".
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Who was that General?
Washington, of course, is the quick reply.
Nope. Lincoln! Lincoln? (You asked with a thick tone of doubt...) Yes, Lincoln. Honestly, Lincoln though not the Lincoln who is called Honest... Lincoln.
The great patriot Lincoln - the good man chosen by General Washington to serve as the second in command. Washington's way of waging war was even honored by his adversaries by his statue being erected at a square in London, the same can not be said of the latter day Lincoln, the less-than-honest Abe.
This good Lincoln was General Benjamin Lincoln, formerly the Secretary of the first Continental Congress, later Minister of War, and elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts when John Hancock was elected Governor, about the time Washington was elected unanimously to serve as our Nation's first president under "this Constitution for the United States of America", the 14th president since the birth of our Nation.
General Washington is in the background on the bay colored horse.
A special note is that it is reported that the British played the popular tune of the day as they surrendered their rifles. The tune was "The World Turned Upside Down." Now go read Acts 17:6 to see the relation between the two and the role of the American Army under Washington.
NEWS FLASH, on the 12th of December a.d. 2007, from Maryland State House Visitors Center guide Howard Buffington I received more definitive information about the various Presidents of the United States of America, before George Washington. From the sheet I received the following is provided to the good reader:
I. 5 September a.d. 1774 to 26 October a.d. 1774, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(1) Elected President 5 September a.d. 1774, Peyton Randolph of Virginia.
George Washington was a delegate from Virginia. The Congress met in Carpenters' Hall.
The famous stained glass window of Christ Church, Philadelphia, of the Congress in prayer is from this time.
II. 10 May a.d. 1775 to 12 December a.d. 1776, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(2) Elected President 22 October a.d. 1774, Henry Middleton of South Carolina
(3) Elected President 10 May a.d. 1775, Peyton Randolph of Virginia
(4) Elected President 24 May a.d. 1776, John Hancock of Massachusetts
(thus partly why his BIG signature on the Declaration of Independence, like Washington's on "this Constitution" in a.d. 1787)
III. 20 December a.d. 1776 to 4 March a.d. 1777, Baltimore, Maryland
Presumably John Hancock continued to serve as President of the Continental Congress.
IV. 5 March a.d. 1777 to 18 September a.d. 1777, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Presumably John Hancock continued to serve as President of the Continental Congress.
The Battle of Brandywine was on 9-11 in the Year of Our Lord 1777, that saved the Congress from attack and capture, much like the "Battle of Shanksville" on 9-11 in the Year of Our Lord 2001 likely saved the Congress from attack from the air.
V. 27 September a.d. 1777, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (one day only)
Presumably John Hancock continued to serve as President of the Continental Congress.
(By the way, John Hancock named one of his sons George Washington Hancock, like General Lafayette named his son George Washington Lafayette, John Quincy Adams named one of his sons George Washington Adams, and Robert E. Lee named one of his sons George Washington Custis Lee, for the grandson of Martha Washington, his father in law, who was named by his father John Parke Custis for his "step-father" George Washington.)
VI. 30 September a.d. 1777 to 27 June a.d. 1778, York, Pennsylvania
(5) Elected President 1 November a.d. 1777, Henry Laurens of South Carolina
VII. 2 July a.d. 1778 to 21 June a.d. 1783, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(6) Elected President 10 December a.d. 1778, John Jay of New York
(7) Elected President 28 September a.d. 1779, Samuel Huntington of Connecticut
(From Wikipedia): The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, commonly known as the Articles of Confederation, was the first governing document, or constitution, of the United States of America. The final draft was written in the summer of 1777 and adopted by the Second Continental Congress on November 15, 1777 in York, Pennsylvania after a year of debate. In practice it served as the de facto system of government used by the Congress ("the United States in Congress assembled") until it became de jure by final ratification on March 1, 1781.
(8) Elected President 10 July a.d. 1781, Thomas McKean of Delaware
(9) Elected President 5 November a.d. 1781, John Hanson of Maryland
Many folks, including this author, have been told that John Hanson was the "first President of the United States" as opposed to the President of Congress, yet it appears that Thomas McKean of Delaware deserves that designation or "honor". George Washington was the first President of the United States under "this Constitution for the United States of America".
(10) Elected President 4 November a.d. 1782, Elias Boudinot of New Jersey
During this term, the Capital was moved from Philadelphia to Princeton, New Jersey.
VII. 30 July a.d. 1783 to 4 November a.d. 1783, Princeton, New Jersey
Years later in a.d. 1789, Boudinot was elected the first President of the House of Representatives under this Constitution, later a position that came to be called "Speaker of the House". Boudinot was the man who wrote the letter in September a.d. 1789 expressing the Sense of the Congress that the President of the United States, George Washington issue a Proclamation on 3 October a.d. 1789 for a National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer. It set aside Thursday, November 26 as "A Day of Publick Thanksgiving and Prayer" from which our modern Thanksgiving Celebration was born consistent with the Virginia tradition derived from the FIRST Thanksgiving at Berkeley on the James River, recognized by President George W. (Bush) in a.d. 2007.
(11) Elected President 3 November a.d. 1783, Thomas Mifflin of Pennsylvania
During this term, the Capital was moved from Princeton, New Jersey to Annapolis, Maryland.
VIII. 26 November a.d. 1783 to 3 June a.d. 1784, Annapolis, Maryland
According to some historians, President Mifflin had been involved in efforts in the Continental Congress to remove George Washington, so the poignancy of Commander in Chief Washington resigning his Commission and peacefully giving up his power is all the more impressive.
Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe were both Members of Congress when General Washington did his world transforming Resignation to the Congress assembled at Annapolis following the wisdom of Saint John 6:15.
(From Wikipedia): Early in the Revolutionary War, Mifflin left the Continental Congress to serve in the Continental Army. Although his family had been Quakers for four generations, he was expelled from the Religious Society of Friends because his involvement with a military force contradicted his faith's pacifistic nature. He was commissioned as a major, then became George Washington's aide-de-camp and, on August 14, 1775, became the army's first Quartermaster General.
Thomas Mifflin (January 10, 1744 – January 20, 1800) was an American merchant and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, a Continental Congressman from Pennsylvania, fifth President of the U.S. Congress under the Articles of Confederation, and a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He served as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, President of the Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council and the first Governor of Pennsylvania.
In his first Inaugural Address, President Washington said his "first duty was fervent supplications"
Congress chooses Philadelphia as interim capital of the United States. To assuage Virginia, foremost opponent of federal assumption of state debts, Congress selects site on Potomac River for permanent capital, to be occupied in ten years time. July 16, Washington signs bill.
XI. ?? .. to ?? .., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1796 Washington arranges publication of his farewell address (ed. note: dated 17 September, the anniversary of the signing of this Constitution for the United States of America in a.d. 1787) which appears in the Philadelphia American Daily Advertiser September 19, the day of his departure from that city for Mount Vernon. Farewell Address
The name for the Federal City was announced after the visit of fellow Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to the Federal City Commission in a.d. 1792. The name Columbia for the Federal District was to honor the 300th Anniversary of Christopher Columbus sailing to the "New World".
(18) Elected President, .. November a.d. 1796, John Adams of Massachusetts
XII. .. to ... , Washington, District of Columbia becomes the Nation's Capital.
"ten years time. July 16" would make Washington the capital officially on 16 July a.d. 1800
(19) Elected President, .. November a.d. 1800, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia
As Thomas Jefferson chose for the motto of his University of Virginia in a.d. 1823,
By the way, that motto comes from the Gospel of Saint John 8:32, and are words of Jesus Christ.
"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."
George Washington Birthday Federal Holiday
Maryland to Unveil the Page That Began a New Chapter
George Washington's Resignation Speech Left the U.S. Military in Civilians' Hands
(Portions of article below, click on link to read the entire article.)
It was a speech so moving the crowd wept. It was a speech so personally important George Washington's hand shook as he read it until he had to hold the paper still with both hands. After the ceremony, he handed the thing to a friend and sped out the door of the State House in Annapolis, riding off by horse.
Today, however, amid festivities celebrating his birthday, Maryland officials plan to unveil the original document -- worth $1.5 million -- after acquiring it in a private sale from a family in Maryland who had kept it all these years. It took two years to negotiate the deal and raise money for the speech, which experts consider the most significant Washington document to change hands in the past 50 years.
The speech, scholars say, was a turning point in U.S. history. As the Revolutionary War was winding down, some wanted to make Washington king. Some whispered conspiracy, trying to seduce him with the trappings of power. But Washington renounced them all.
By resigning his commission as commander in chief to the Continental Congress -- then housed at the Annapolis capitol -- Washington laid the cornerstone for an American principle that persists today: Civilians, not generals, are ultimately in charge of military power.
By William Wan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, February 19, 2007; Page A01
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
22 February a.d. 2006 - Maryland Governor Announces Plan to Acquire General Washington's Resignation Speech
Annapolis MD, February 22, 2006 ---
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. announced today that all private matching funds have been raised for Maryland to acquire George Washington’s personal copy of his speech of resignation as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. Governor Ehrlich said that private funding has been promised to match the $600,000 in public funds that he included in his FY07 budget for the State Archives to acquire one of the most significant documents in American history still in private hands.
The Archives, through its related group called Friends of the Maryland State Archives, has raised $625,000 to complete the acquisition. At the annual special session of the Senate in the Old Senate Chamber Monday night, following Senator Thomas McLain Middleton’s address, a special moment of appreciation was observed for the donors who have pledged their support in bringing this document back to the room in which it was first read to Congress, then meeting in our historic State House.
The Archives will continue to raise funds to provide for the display of the document and accompanying educational materials. The speech will be displayed in the Old Senate Chamber of the State House where Washington resigned his commission to return to private life on December 23, 1783, at the end of the Revolutionary War.
The document is the two-page, handwritten manuscript from which Washington read when he addressed the Continental Congress, then meeting in Annapolis. Immediately upon delivering the speech, Washington left the chamber to ride home to Mt. Vernon in time for Christmas. As he departed, he handed his personal copy to a member of Congress and it has been in the family’s possession ever since. Along with the speech, the state will also acquire a letter by Washington’s former aide, Dr. James McHenry, who was present at the event, describing the emotional ceremony. The owners, who wish to remain anonymous, have themselves gifted a portion of the appraised value of documents.
Governor Ehrlich said of the pending acquisition of the two documents: “George Washington’s resignation speech and the letter describing the occasion are important pieces of Maryland’s history. Our State House will be the perfect home for them to be seen by the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come to Annapolis every year. It will enhance their understanding of the important role Maryland played in the formation of our country.”
Maryland State Archivist Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse said of the documents: "We are very grateful to Governor Ehrlich and to our donors for recognizing the importance of these documents to the history of Maryland and to the nation. They will be the centerpiece of new interpretive exhibits in the State House, as well as many other educational materials aimed at helping students to understand the origins of American government. In this one act, Washington established the principle of the power of the civilian authority over the military which has been a bedrock of our civil government since that day.”
The Friends of the Maryland State Archives is a non-profit organization formed in 2005 to help the Archives with its educational and outreach initiatives. For more information, please contact Mimi Calver on 410-260-6444 or email@example.com or David Troy on 410-647-5812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
to see more photos and videos, go to www.HistorySC.com
Thursday, December 25, 2003
Read two pages of the play,
the anger of the opening scene,
the bond between Washington and his able aide
in a later scene...including his sharing parts of a poem
to Washington by the "Poet Laureate" of the Revolution,
former slave Phillis Wheatley...
Thursday, February 06, 2003
On Ronald Reagan's Birthday in a.d. 2003, the letter shown here was sent to The First Lady, Laura Bush, suggesting that a picture of George Washington be again placed in every school classroom that receives taxpayer dollars with George Washington upon the front!