Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Washington Resigns His Commission OTD in 1783 - and EVERY AMERICAN Should be Forever Grateful

If you're a citizen of the United States of America who values things like freedom, democracy, the rule of law, civilian oversight of the military, and so forth.... then today's date is quite significant and should forever inspire your gratitude and appreciation.

It was on this date -- December 23, 1783 -- that George Washington tendered his resignation as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and headed home for Mount Vernon.

Read "George Washington's Greatest Act" at Medium

Yes, Washington was human and had his sins and shortcomings. Yes, not everything was great in the founding era.  Yes, we've made progress on many things since. And thank God for it!  But...

Making progress doesn't give us the right to hate the people of the past or forget our obligations of gratitude. 

Every American -- regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sex, orientation, perspective, etc -- should be grateful to George Washington (especially this act in 1783). Every single American. 

Let's remember the good and be grateful for it.