Yesterday, many Americans enjoyed a day off in celebration of President’s Day. The holiday was originally instituted to honor our first president’s birthday, George Washington. Every year, we celebrate the life and work of the founding father. Without him, our school would not exist!
This year, the week-long celebration of Washington’s 281st birthday includes regional alumni celebrations around the world, a trip to Washington’s Mount Vernon for current students, and of course, the annual birthday bonfire. The bonfire, a university tradition, is a wonderful event involving students, faculty, and staff roasting marshmallows over an open fire, listening to a fife and drum band, and watching friends strive to win the pie eating contest!
We look forward to sharing pictures from this year’s event later this week, but in the meantime, enjoy this shot of George in his birthday hat!