Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fact of the Day: Henry Lee Eulogy

While not nearly as famous as his son Robert E. Lee, Henry Lee III was a notable military commander and politician in his own right. He even had the power to give out an official eulogy during George Washington's funeral where he said "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen".

9 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Well, that's a famous phrase! Nice to know where it came from.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure had clout indeed

Jen said...

Such a great phrase!

stephen Hayes said...

I've heard those words but, until now, never knew who said them.

Martha said...

First time I hear those words. Interesting.

Celia said...

Had no idea that quote was from R.E. Lee's dad.

Mary Kirkland said...

Nice quote.

Sharon said...

I think I've heard those words before, but I had no idea who said them

Birgit said...

I didn't know who said that...very beautiful words