Mount Vernon 2012 Annual Ornament
George and Martha Washington were renowned for the abundant hospitality that they offered at Mount Vernon. As George Washington's status as a world figure emerged, the numbers of visitors to his famous home also grew with each passing year. Journal entries and reminiscences left by friends, family members and visitors offer vivid and invaluable glimpses into the Washingtons' home. Today, as in Washington's time, Mount Vernon remains a centerpiece of hospitality and heritage which honors the man who was "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen".