John Trumbull's painting, Declaration of Independence,
depicting the five-man drafting committee of the
Declaration of Independence presenting their work to the
Congress. The painting can be found on the back of the
U.S. $2 bill. The original hangs in the US Capitol rotunda.
By Phillip Reese
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
SACRAMENTO, — Among many ways to show your patriotism: Fly a flag, join the Army, sing along with the national anthem at a game.
Or name your child after a Founding Father.
George Washington Jr., 75, of Sacramento, Calif., isn't sure why his father and grandfather chose that last route. But he's made the most of it.
"It starts conversations," he said. "People look at me and say, 'Ah, George Washington.' Everybody has an amusing comment about that.'"
Washington is one of a dwindling few Californians named for famous patriots.