At this Christmas time of gift giving, General Washington thanked fellow citizens for doing their "duty to God and their Country" by giving the gift of Life through the gift of blood.
GW gave each giver some wise advice:
"Now please learn from my example... give ONLY ONE time today !
Quite a few years ago I gave blood three times in one day, and it laid me low for quite some time.
So three times in six months is fine, but NOT three times in one day, OK?"
GW then said, General Light Horse Harry Lee, father of Robert E. Lee, said in a Eulogy of me (which may suggest what may occur if you give three times in one day), these words:
"First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen..."
...and this drive I was first in line so my blood can flow in the hearts of my countrymen, which is the same patriotic duty that you are doing, Thank You! God Bless You, and God Bless America!"
Begin forwarded message:
From: Bob Henderson
Date: December 18, 2006 2:54:20 PM EST
To: email@example.com, george@WashingtonLIVES.us,
Subject: Giving Back the Gift
Pairing up a historical representative of America (George)
with a representative of the Miss America organization
(Nathalie Fassie, Miss Roanoke Valley 2006)
to help promote Donorama.
Should you want to give credit, these photos were
taken by Bob Henderson.
Thanks for being such excellent hosts and making this
an enjoyable and worthwhile appearance for us.