The Journey Inward: What Made George Washington A Great Leader?

 

February 28, 2019



(This column is written in recognition of President’s Day.)

One of the earliest books I read in elementary school was about George Washington. Of course, I remember the time young George chopped down his father’s cherry tree and when confronted he said, “I cannot tell a lie.” This was an exaggeration. Nevertheless, reading about his exemplary character made an impression on a willing and eager boy who wanted to learn about how to conduct one’s life.

George Washington as a young boy was learning how to conduct himself; he was affected by the school exercise in whi...



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