Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Today In American History

The year was 1783, the city was New York...the event? Nov. 25th, 1783, the last of the Redcoats left NYC for good. But before they left, those lil limy pranksters raised the Union Jack one last time on a greased flag pole. Britsh humor at its finest. Anyhow, we used to celebrate this day with parades, fireworks etc. They should at least combine "Evacuation Day." Anyhow, George Washington was a serious Sipper. Sure he wasn't the most "read" prez we ever had, but he was the first and the best leader this nation has ever seen, to date. Hell even when he said fare well to his officers, he did it in bar, Fraunces Tavern Raising a wine glass, he said, "With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you; I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been gracious and honorable." That's a man worthy of spilling blood for. So spill a lil Sud instead, for GW...thanks ole buddy. Here's a shot heard round the world for you.

1 comment:

Gport said...

I commemorate Evacuation Day everyday day before I take a shower...good bless the US! You know the Brits actually retreated to Staten Island first - I propose we fire upon Turbotown as a little celebration.