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Washington's Tomb at Mount Vernon
弗农山庄内的华盛顿墓园

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乔治华盛顿逾17991214日在弗农山庄 (Mount Vernon) 家中去世

华盛顿在美国独立革命时就已经是一个将军了,他担任大陆军队的总指挥官。在他第一任总统退出的时候,众人无异议同意华盛顿继续担任美国第二任总统。华盛顿在1796年退休,似乎终于可以在弗农山庄里轻松的过日子了:但在1798年、美国与法国的战争即将爆发时,华盛顿再次接受任命,担任美国军队的指挥官。不过在隔年他就去世了,他的悼词是这样说的:「如果你看到众人是如何追忆华盛顿,你就会知道这一切都是真的。」


Washington had already been a star general in the Revolution, serving as commander in chief of Continental Army. After his first term as president, Washington was unanimously re-elected for a second term. Retiring in 1796, it seemed Washington might finally be able to relax on his estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia. But in 1798, when war with France seemed near, Washington again accepted command of American forces. He died the next year. His eulogy reads, "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." If you look at how Washington has been remembered, you will see this is true.
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