Monday, February 16, 2009

Nerd Notes: Happy Presidents Day -- Plus the American Presidents in Song!

First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen --
and first in the line of American presidents.

"Washington Crossing the Delaware" (1851)
by Emanuel Leutze
Metropolitan Museum, New York

From the White House Historical Association comes this delightful musical video that's perfect for today. Happy Presidents Day, citizens, and turn up your speakers! Hail to the Chiefs. 44 presidents over 200 years in the world's oldest modern democracy. Not bad!

You know, I keep trying to memorize all the presidents in order by name, but I keep messing it up somewhere around McKinley and Taft and people like that. You?

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