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Happy Presidents' Day from Loren Ridinger

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Presidents' Day, also known as Washington's birthday, is celebrated every third Monday in February marking today when we honor our country's first president. I'm wishing all of you a Happy Presidents' Day where I'm hoping we all take a moment to honor American history. To celebrate, I want to share some quotes from Washington himself—but, first, a little bit of history on the leader who lead us through the Revolutionary War and our country's founding.

Happy Presidents' Day from Loren Ridinger

"George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. His first term as president was from 1789 to 1793 and his second term from 1793 to 1797. Before he became president, he played important roles in the military, leading the American Continental Army to victory over the British in 1783. Washington is often seen as the father of the United States and is probably the best known American politician ever. The likeness and name of George Washington can still be seen in many places in the United States. There is a portrait of him and three other American presidents carved into Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. His image is also used on the one-dollar bill and the quarter-dollar coin. The capital of the United States, Washington D.C., Washington State and at least three universities are named after him."- via Time and Date

Read on for some inspirational quotes from our nation's first president!

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” 

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” 

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” 

“Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” 

“99% of failures come from people who make excuses.” 

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” 

“Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” 

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.” 

Which is your favorite quote from Washington? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @lorenridinger.