The Father of Our Country

George Washington became known as “The Father of Our Country”. Such a fine title for someone who had no children of his own. The country was his child. He was the Indispensible Man.

Washington also relied on the help from Providence, the name he used for God, out of reverence for the Almighty. He relied on his own faith and that of his soldiers. He said: “No man has more perfect Reliance on the alwise and powerful dispensations of the Supreme Being than I have nor thinks his aid more necessary.”

And again: “I need not point out the great utility of Gentlemen whose lives and conversations unexceptionable, being employed for that service in this Army.”

Notice he said “conversations”. George was resolute in requesting that his men be careful in their language. Refrain from cussing and lowly conversations was his watchword.

He was careful in his own use of words. And he had learned how to control his temper. He wanted everyone to do the same.

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