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Greetings on Washington's Birthday - Washington at Yorktown

Greetings on Washington's Birthday - Washington at Yorktown

George Washington

George Washington - American President, Wearied of politics and feeling old, he retired at the end of his second term. In his Farewell Address, he urged his countrymen to forswear excessive party spirit and geographical distinctions.

Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington at The Home of Washington

George Washington and Maj. Marquis de Lafayette met for the first time. image: George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette

Mourning jewelry increased in popularity during the first part of the 19th Century. Mourning jewelry, like this ring, was used to remember someone after they died. It could be a gift from one person to another, like a dying daughter giving her father a locket made of her hair or with her initials, or a picture of the face. This ring is beautifully made out of gold.

Mourning jewelry - jewelry worn to commemorate a passed loved one, first popularized by the passing of Prince Albert; his wife, Queen Victoria wore mourning attire for the rest of her life.

The stories about a young George Washington cutting down a cherry tree aren't true, but you can believe the ones that describe his military prowess. An anecdote that sounds too strange to be true (but is) is that Washington refused to shake hands.

Revolutionary War Pictures

The stories about a young George Washington cutting down a cherry tree aren't true, but you can believe the ones that describe his military prowess. An anecdote that sounds too strange to be true (but is) is that Washington refused to shake hands.

Future President John Adams of Massachusetts stands behind George Washington of Virginia as he takes the Oath of Office as the First President of the United States in 1789.

Future President John Adams of Massachusetts stands behind George Washington of Virginia as he takes the Oath of Office as the First President of the United States in

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