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George Washington, Father of Our Country

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

By Mrs. Wood

Kindergarten / 1st Grade Teacher: Math, Science, History, Geography

This year we have been learning about the men and women who founded our nation.

Currently, we are learning about George Washington. He held many titles and

responsibilities during his lifetime. He held positions as general commander in the army,

the president of the Constitutional Convention, and the first president of the United

States. Today, we would like to share a few interesting facts about his life and some of

his words of wisdom.

Throughout his life, George Washington studied and improved farming methods.

He devoted his life to the improvement of American agriculture. Upon his five working farms

on his estate, he planted a variety of crops. He enjoyed farming.

Washington was very fond of horses. He realized that mules worked longer and

harder than horses. Washington was given an American Mammoth donkey as a “Royal

Gift” from the King of Spain. He once had a camel brought to his estate!

George Washington was known as the father of our country. He had a great vision

for the American people. He said, “The future of this nation depends on the Christian

training of our youth.” Later in life, he set up a trust to support education.

We are grateful we are at Belmont to learn about God and truth.

George Washington held a strong belief in God. He had natural leadership skills

as a military general. He became a hero! During the battle of Valley Forge, he took time

to kneel and pray to God for help. He found God to be a source of strength. Washington

once said, “Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that thou will keep the United

States in thy holy protection.”

George Washington was a founding father who cared deeply for our country.

He said, “The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon.”

Washington surveyed and mapped out the resources available in sections of

land and set boundary lines for future potential ownership.

"Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person’s own mind,

than on the externals in the world." — George Washington _____________________

This historical thought was delivered by students in K-1 at devotional on 2/9/23. Each week one class leads the student body in prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, scripture recitation, a meditation, and an historical thought. Family and friends are welcome, Thursdays 8:30-9:05 am

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