Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
February 22, 2011
In 1909, this postcard celebrating George Washington’s birthday left the Fairhill Station post office in Philadelphia on February 21 at 10:30 pm, and presumably reached Master Paul White in Greenlane, Pennsylvania, the next day, February 22, George Washington’s birthday.
Here’s to George Washington, the father of our country! Today’s the perfect day to visit his home at Mount Vernon. In honor of his birthday, admission is free. There’s a surprise birthday party at 1:30 (don’t tell him and ruin the surprise!).
Of course, it makes even more sense to visit George Washington’s birthplace on his birthday. It’s a National Historic Site. Except it seems that they celebrated his birthday on Monday (Presidents Day! Bah, humbug! See previous post with the truth about Presidents Day!)