“A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.”-Thomas Jefferson.
Great leaders are born not in years - but in centuries, and Thomas Jefferson was one of those leaders! He was the author of the declaration of independence and one of the founding fathers of America. He was also the third president, who is known for his strong leadership qualities that revolutionized the American lives. Thomas Jefforson served his nation for 40 years and it is because of this that every year people of United States celebrate 13th of April, the birthday of their most respected founder.
History of Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Thomas Jefferson’s birthday bears huge importance from historical point of view. It is on this day that the nation’s pride was born and until today, it is observed with the same honor and respect. This is because this great leader executed some of the most honorable tasks for his people. He was the writer of Declaration of Independence, which is one of the greatest achievements of his. After being appointed as the 3rd President, he approved the Louisiana Purchase and supervised the Lewis and Clark's Expedition of 1804.
Importance of Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
Jefferson’s birthday is observed not only in recognition of the services he rendered for his nation but also to pay tribute to him and to keep his vision alive. Apart from that, it is imperative to make the new generation aware of the father of the nation's birthday and to enlighten them of his achievements.
Celebrating Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
The day is observed on the national channels, schools and universities and many conferences and seminars are arranged on behalf of scholarly people, national and state leaders, universities and schools and the invitees are requested to say a few words in the honor and remembrance of the great president.
In addition to this, every year a huge garland is placed at the foot of Thomas Jefferson’s Statue at the Courthouse Complex and in addition to this, every year the anniversary's number is also recorded in his remebrance.