Our Real Heroes of the United States of America!
George Washington was our First President of the United States and served from 1789 – 97. He is considered the “Father of our Nation.” He was born February 22 , 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia and died December 14, 1799 at Mount Vernon, Virginia. He was ambitious, honorable, and decent, but only wanted admiration and respect. He didn’t want to be king. He was the commander in chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution (1775–83).
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the U.S., our Civil War President, was born February 12, 1809 and died at the hands of an assassin on April 15, 1865. What child doesn’t know that he grew up in a log cabin and read by candlelight, or has seen photos of him in his top hat? Lincoln skillfully led our country through one of its most tumultuous times, the American Civil War. He is best known for his opposition to slavery in the United States. He wrote the Emancipation Proclamation that heralded the end of the war. He pushed for the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution thereby ending slavery forever. His Gettysberg Address is the most well known speech of all time.
These two men are representative of true statesmen and heroes and whose actions and character should serve as an example to all. They are the real patriots who fought for our country and what it stands for.
They are the red, white, and blue.
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