It is officially that time of year when all good Americans are meant to honor the life of their greatest president, George Washington. Unfortunately, the beautiful holiday properly known as Washington’s Birthday has morphed into something it was never meant to be.
For the sole purpose of instituting more three-day-weekends, Washington’s Birthday (which is actually February 22nd) was moved to the third Monday of the month of February. Since the holiday was thus separated from its proper date, the proper intention of the holiday also became muddled. Instead of specially honoring our nation’s greatest hero, we now celebrate a meaningless holiday where we pay some sort of vague tribute to all of our presidents as a whole.
Honor paid to rightful positions of authority is certainly a noble thing to offer, but such ambiguity was never the intention of Washington’s Birthday. What good Americans should really do during this time of the year is make a concerted effort to study and learn from the life of this great American man. What we will find is a very flawed character, yet a very humble character. A man who humbles himself shall be exalted, and it is no hyperbole to state that throughout all the annals of history, one would be hard-pressed to find many examples of leadership figures who can possibly measure up to the greatness that was George Washington.
O, let us pray that this great man’s soul was saved, and that even now he is interceding before the throne of his Creator begging for mercy upon his beloved land.