It's in the name: Presidents Day is one of those relatively self-explanatory holidays devoted to honoring American chiefs of state. While many presidents have made significant contributions to the nation, one figure stands out as the first and most iconic president of the United States: George Washington.
As voters in early states head to the polls, the Republican presidential field has dropped to two candidates. Former President Donald Trump may have generated much attention, but it is important to remember that Washington set the precedent for the highest office in the land.
Before taking the helm as president, George Washington played a crucial role in the Revolutionary War, leading the Continental Army to victory against the British. His leadership and determination paved the way for the birth of a new nation.