Not quite true. To say he was "one of the greatest" is far too cautious, and reflects an ignorance of his importance, character, and roles.
George Washington was without a doubt THE GREATEST founder. Without him there would be no USA. He alone could bridge the gap between the north states and south states post-revolution. He could have been king, but refused. He laid his life down twice, to serve as commander during the Revolution and then as the first President, all the time being absent from his beloved and beautiful Mt. Vernon.
We have forgotten how great this man was, for whom the nation's very capitol is named, and where in the very center of that capitol is a monument to his greatness, and where there was crypt for his remains constructed under the center of the Rotunda.
Of course you’re right. I shouldn’t have said “one of the greatest.” I am well aware of his character and contributions. Who else among his peers could have defined the presidency as he did, when there was no role model before him? I greatly admire George Washington, and of all of the founding fathers, if I could have the abilities of just one, it would be him.
He is much more than the greatest founder. To me, he is the greatest man ever.
I have always believed he was heaven sent. The stories of his escape from harm while under direct fire during numerous battles have no equal in history. Several combatants, including native Americans, testified to prolonged attempts to bring him down. His coat with the bullet holes no longer exists but family members said they saw it.