Isakson to Deliver Washington’s Farewell Address

Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) has been selected to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address on Monday, February 28.

According to the official Senate website, this tradition “began on February 22, 1862, as a morale-boosting gesture during the darkest days of the Civil War.”

Every year since 1896, the Senate has observed Washington’s Birthday by selecting one of its members, alternating parties, to read the 7,641-word statement in legislative session. Delivery generally takes about 45 minutes.


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  1. Pingback: Senate Reads and Ignores Washington’s Farewell Address | Cato @ Liberty

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