As I mentioned on February 12, while I understand the creation of President's Day, and it's reasonable, my quibble with it is that we don't get to celebrate the actual birthday of Lincoln and Washington, and those days tend to get lost to time. Well, today is George Washington's actual birthday, and so it's only right and proper to celebrate it.
So, here's a wonderful sketch from Stan Freberg presents the United States of America: Volume 1 -- the Early Years. It's about the famous moment in American history when George Washington prepared to cross the Delaware during the Revolutionary War. Though according to Mr. Freberg the event didn't go exactly as written in the history books.
And though it's not precisely about George Washington, this next selection is at least about the Revolutionary War that the good fellow led. And besides, it's the wonderful finale to the album.
Side note: near the very end, you'll hear a knock, and a woman ask for "Mr. Freberg?" That's the great June Foray, still around at age 98.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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