Washington's public statements and private letters are full of references that show a deep and profound Christian faith. Here are several examples. In a general order to his troops dated May 2, 1778, Washington wrote: "To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian." The next year, Washington said in a speech to Delaware leaders, "You do well to wish to learn . . . above all the religion of Jesus Christ."
Washington rigorously observed the Sabbath and attended church services on that day. Numerous associates reported that he regularly reserved time for private prayer. Those who knew Washington best, including the chaplains who served under him during the American Revolution, had no doubt about Washington's strong religious beliefs. The education elite and the media may try to hide or whitewash George Washington’s role in our country. So let us take this day to remember the real George Washington, and just how much this man’s Christian principles guided the early years of our nation.
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