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Rediscovering George Washington
Washington: Father of His Country The Washington Collection
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Timeline: George Washington's Life Milestones
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Selected Writings: Readings by Charlton Heston
The Significance of George Washington: Readings by Larry Arnn
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Abraham Lincoln on George Washington



This is the one hundred and tenth anniversary of the birthday of Washington. We are met to celebrate this day. Washington is the mightiest name on earth -- long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in moral reformation. On that name, a eulogy is expected. It cannot be. To add brightness to the sun, or glory to the name of Washington, is alike impossible. Let none attempt it. In solemn awe pronounce the name, and in its naked deathless splendor, leave it shining on.

--Abraham Lincoln, February 22, 1842