Monday, February 20, 2012

Who was George Washington? And an Inn

We honor President Washington for his heroic leadership in the founding of our country. He was sold as a rock in leading the Continental Army. Then at victory, at the peak of his power, he could have been king, but he retired to his farm.

He was asked to oversee the writing of the US Constitution. Not to lead it - Madison and Hamilton did that - but just to be present, so the proceedings stayed proper. Then when acclaimed president he rejected being president-for-life and retired after two terms.

George Washington's Sacred Fire by Peter Lillbeck shows Washington to be a man, who, faced with unprecedented challenges and circumstances, ultimately drew upon his persistent qualities of character - honesty, justice, equity, perseverence, piety, forgiveness, humility, and servant leadership, to become one of the most revered figures in world history.

George Washington's Sacred Fire at Amazon

Book presentation by the author last year - Spirit of George Washington blog

And an inn

On the Olympic Peninsula of Washington? Yes. In the super rain shadow, between Port Angeles and Sequim, Washington there is a replica of Washington's Mount Vernon on a bluff overlooking the Straight of Juan de Fuca. It looks perfect. And what a great setting for it.
George Washington Inn

The photo: From George Washington Inn.

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