As we celebrate President’s Day, it is important to remember our founding fathers. However, we should also take note of an important symbol of our history – The White House.
The president’s dwelling has existed for several years, but it hasn’t always been a safe haven for our country’s leader. In times of war, it has always been important to protect the president, the staff and The White House.
As The History Channel’s website shows, The White House was attacked during The War of 1812 after The United States attacked York in Ontario, Canada. President James Madison was “on the battlefield” discussing tactics with his generals. His wife, Dolly, had made sure important documents – and George Washington’s portrait – was safe. However, that didn’t keep the opposing soldiers from burning The White House.
Of course, the famous home proudly stands in Washington, D.C., today. But, without fast thinking on the part of the president, his wife and staff, the damage could have been much worse.
The Powell Group wants to ensure your safety in your home. We encourage you to make sure all your important documents and other belongings are safe. Of course, we also want to make sure you and your family take precautions to keep everyone in your house safe, as well. To that end, make sure your smoke detectors work as they should. A good rule of thumb is to change the battery when you change your clocks twice per year. A recent post on our blog displays several other tips that will help you stay safe, as well.
We at The Powell Group invite you to celebrate President’s Day, and our history, safely.
(Picture used from Wikimedia)