Image description: The last Founding Father that we’ll be recognizing leading up to Father’s Day is Benjamin Franklin. He was a politician, scientist and inventor and is recognized worldwide for his achievements.
He invented bifocals and the lightning rod, served as the first U.S. Ambassador to France and assisted Thomas Jefferson in drafting the Declaration of Independence.
Image description: The next Founding Father we’re recognizing is Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was one of the principal writers of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States from 1801-1809. As president, he is responsible for the greatest real estate deal in history - the Louisiana Purchase. He died on Independence Day, on July 4, 1826.
Image description: Next up in our Founding Fathers series is John Adams. Adams was one of the major players in the struggle for independence. He was a renowned diplomat and chief of the U.S. in the Treaty of Paris of 1783, which brought an end to the American War of Independence. He served as the second president from 1797 to 1801.
Learn more about his presidency.
Image description: As we look forward to Father’s Day, we will be taking some time to share historical facts about our very own U.S. Founding Fathers.
Up first is George Washington. In addition to being the first president, Washington distinguished himself as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Learn more about our first president.
Image description: Senior Airman Thomas Hole is welcomed home by his son after returning from his deployment in May.
Father’s Day is on Sunday, and we’re wishing all the dads out there a very happy Father’s Day.
Photo by Scott Poe, U.S. Air Force.