Originally established in 1885 in recognition of U.S. President George Washington (born 22 February 1732), the American Holiday known as Presidents Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February every year. The holiday’s current form was officially established in 1971 as part of an effort to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. Every year at ASEA it reminds us to honor the lives and legacies of historical leaders who have served the American people from our country’s highest position. 

An Elite General

George Washington earned his reputation as an elite general, and it is documented that he placed himself at the frontlines of any battle he took part in. Many historical accounts describe Washington returning from battle with bullet holes in his uniform or without a horse because his had been shot down from under him. Washington preferred a small band of dedicated soldiers over a large army and won many battles with the numerical odds stacked against him.

After leading the Continental Army to an improbable victory over the world’s most powerful empire, Washington the daunting challenge of transforming the penned ideas of a new nation into the actuality of the American presidency. He was never known to have sought to become President but was instead driven by a feeling that, if he did not unite the people, the Republic would fall. After concluding his first term in office, he reluctantly ran for a second term and was the only president in U.S. history unanimously elected for both terms.

“Discipline is the soul of an army,” said Washington. “It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.”

The ASEA Value of Resolve

The way Washington spoke of discipline among his ranks is the way we feel about resolve among ours. At ASEA, we have made resolve one of our core values, and it has guided us as a leader in network marketing as we take on the complexities and challenges of global business. We remain committed to solving difficult issues, even when it requires making hard decisions. We look to George Washington’s example as an inspiring model for success under challenging circumstances, and we trust that anyone who patterns their boldness, decisiveness, and sense of duty after Washington will experience a rewarding life.

We resolve to do business the right way and treat people the way we would want to be treated. We hope that you’ll honor the legacy of our greatest moral leaders by adopting the value of resolve in your daily life.

“Human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” — George Washington