When baseball returned to Washington DC, Major League Baseball established an annual tradition of playing a morning baseball game on Independence Day in the nation’s capital. For the first several years of the Nationals’ presidents race, it was also an annual tradition for the writer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, to lead the … Continue reading Video: George Washington leads a July 4th Parade at Nationals Park
One benefit of being a former president for the summer: Security clearance. For the second year in a row, the Nationals racing presidents joined president Barack Obama and his family for an Independence Day barbecue honoring military heroes and their families at the White House, joining other celebrities including country singer Brad Paisley (pictured). Photo: … Continue reading Photo: Racing presidents celebrate the 4th at the White House
Longtime Washington Nationals fans know two universal truths about Independence Day at Nationals Park. Ryan Zimmerman will have a big day, and Thomas Jefferson will win the presidents race. Zimmerman delivered with a homer and three RBI, making him 10 for 20 with 13 RBIs in six Independence Day games. And for the third year … Continue reading Video: Jefferson leads the way in Nationals Independence Day tradition.
Students of presidents race history know better than to bet against Thomas Jefferson on Independence Day. The scribe of our country’s declaration of Independence once again led the race from wire-to-wire, and as he did last year on July 4, carried an American flag the whole way. Monday was designated a “Patriotic Day” by the … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt loses his 400th race on Independence Day
On a scorcher of an Independence Day afternoon, the Nationals racing presidents paid homage to the author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Wearing traditional period garb for the holiday, Thomas Jefferson led Sunday’s presidents race from wire to wire with a large American Flag in hand. George Washington followed with a quill pen, and … Continue reading Jefferson runs with American flag then signs Declaration of Independence