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Celebrating Washington’s birthday

George Washington was born on this day, February 22, in 1732. Today, take some time to read from his Farewell Address, which he delivered on September 19, 1796, before retiring to Mt. Vernon after completing his second term as President of the United States.


Reminder: Come celebrate George Washington’s birthday with us

Calling all our friends in the Washington, D.C. area: this Friday, we will be celebrating George Washington’s birthday with a panel discussion at AEI. The event, which is open to the public, is titled “First Among Equals: George Washington and the American Presidency,” and will feature an introduction by Amy A. Kass (Hudson Institute), a reading from George Washington’s Farewell Address by Leon R. Kass (AEI), and remarks by Diana Schaub (Loyola University Maryland), Richard Brookhiser (National Review), Harvey Mansfield (Harvard University), and Steven F. Hayward (AEI).


Summer opportunities at AEI

Know any bright college students interested in matters of citizenship or public policy? Send them our way!


Why Memorial Day matters

Yesterday, the Program on American Citizenship and the Hudson Institute hosted a book forum on the meaning and importance of Memorial Day featuring Senator John McCain and the coeditors of What So Proudly We Hail. You can read more about the event at the Enterprise blog or watch it here to learn why Memorial Day still matters.