The George Washington Bridge is a 4,760-foot bridge connecting upper Manhattan’s Washington Heights to New Jersey. Completed and opened to traffic in October 1931, the suspension bridge towers 604 feet over the surface of the Hudson River below. It carries more than 106 million vehicles each year, making it the world's busiest motor vehicle bridge. In 1981, the bridge was designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
"If all else fails, I will retreat up the valley of Virginia, plant my flag on the Blue Ridge, rally around the Scotch-Irish of that region and make my last stand for liberty amongst a people who will never submit to British tyranny whilst there is a man left to draw a trigger." - George Washington at Valley Forge
The Forgotten Presidents (The presidents before George Washington) Who was the first president of the United States? Ask any school child and they will readily tell you "George Washington." And of course, they would be wrong—at least technically. Washington was not inaugurated until April 30, 1789. And yet, the United States continually had functioning governments from as early as September 5, 1774 and operated as a confederated nation from as early as July 4, 1776.
Lithograph of Martha and George Washington. The President and First Lady are pictured seated in their Mount Vernon Estate. Mr. Washington is shown with a book in his hand, and Martha is knitting. The two grandchildren are pictured in the background.
True! And I know I need the reminder, for patience is definitely not my strong point! Reminds me of the quote attributed to George Washington Carver ... "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong, because someday in life you will have been all of these."
When it comes to leadership styles, where better to find inspiration than the founding fathers (and mothers) of the hip-hop musical Hamilton? Follow this flowchart to discover your Hamilton leadership type and read up on your strengths and weaknesses in a team setting.