"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence." - George Washington
Pictured Above: Washington Crossing the Delaware, a work by the German American painter Emanuel Leutze, done in 1851. Before he became the first president of the United States of America, he served as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War during which he outmaneuvered British troops to a historic victory. Not only a strategic mind, the Founding Father was an imposing physical presence as well, standing at six feet, two inches tall, and weighing in a whole 200 pounds. Today may not be Washington's actual birthday, but Presidents Day is a day we celebrate the first man to guide our then-newborn nation, though some save the date to celebrate all the leading men we've had.