This Friday, February 22, is George Washington’s birthday. (Long celebrated as a separate national holiday, today his birthday is honored along with the other Presidents on what is now called President’s Day.)

Probably no individual outside of Jesus Christ had a greater impact on American life and culture. As President Calvin Coolidge acknowledged nearly a century ago: “Washington was the directing spirit without which there would have been no independence, no Union, no Constitution, and no Republic. . . . We cannot yet estimate him. We can only indicate our reverence for him and thank the Divine Providence which kept him to serve and inspire his fellow man.”

So well did America understand that Washington had been used of God that previous generations even preached sermons about him. We have just placed one such sermon on the website and thought you might enjoy reading it (click here) as a way to commemorate his birthday. Enjoy!

By the way, our new dramatized audio book The Bulletproof George Washington, read by famous Disney legend Dean Jones, is an inspiring story of God’s Providential hand on our first president.

Additionally, a few weeks ago we notified you of a congressional resolution about America’s Godly heritage (H.Res. 888) being introduced by Congressman Randy Forbes and asked you to contact your Congressman to seek his or her support for the measure. You did – and it really made a difference! Calls from Members of Congress came pouring into Congressman Forbes’ office, and when Forbes’ staff asked, “How did you find out about the Resolution?,” the answer was routinely, “Are you kidding? We’ve had 300 emails and received lots of calls about this!” I wanted you to know just how effective your efforts have been. Thank you for being involved!

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God bless!
David Barton