Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address

To commemorate Presidents Day – set on the third Monday of February to honor President Lincoln’s Feb. 12 birthday and President Washington’s Feb. 22 birthday – it’s always worthwhile to re-read our first President’s farewell address. It’s always a gripping read and also amazingly relevant – note the warnings to the young American nation about the perils of partisanship as well as foreign interference in national elections.