Washington seeks to make militias into a military

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    8 November 1775

    Washington seeks to make militias into a military — History.com This Day in History — 11/8/1775
     
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    Service & Humility - George Washington

    Service & Humility - George Washington



    Many years ago, a rider came across some soldiers who were trying to move a heavy log of wood without success. The corporal was standing by as the men struggled. The rider asked the corporal why he wasn’t helping. The corporal replied: "I am the corporal. I give orders."

    The rider dismounted, went up and stood by the soldiers and as they tried to lift the wood, he helped them. With his help, the task was carried out. The rider was George Washington, the Commander-in-chief. He quietly mounted his horse and went to the corporal and said, "The next time your men need help, send for the commander-in-chief."



    Once when George Washington was riding near Washington city with a group of friends, their horses leaped over a wall. One steed kicked off a number of stones.

    "Better replace them" suggested the General.

    "Oh, let the farmer do it," replied the friends.

    When the riding party was over, Washington turned his horses back the way they had come. Dismounting at the wall, he carefully replaced the stones.

    "Oh General," said a companion, "you are too big to do that."

    "On the contrary," answered Washington, "I am the right size."


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    Good chap, this George.

    The other George was not so likeable! ;) :)

    Though Mickey Manmohan said that India loved this unloveable George!!!!!! :eek:
     
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    Ray Sir, did you mean this one?

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    GR VI was portrayed in a very sympathetic way in The King's Speech.

    Which I often refer to as The King's English, for some reason.:)
     
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    Interesting.

    I never knew 'King's English' existed as a term. I had always known that 'Queen's English' was for the nobility and 'Cockney' was for the plebs. :)

    I learnt something today.
     

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