President's Day at Ash Lawn

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

February 20, 2006

On this President's Day, many celebrated with one former president. James Monroe gave tours of his home at Ash Lawn. Immortalized at age 59, the nation's 5th president told visitors to take stock of themselves and to remember it's their duty to serve this country in the best way they can.

"There's only one thing and that is at the end of your life you need to know that you've done something worthwhile, that you have made a commitment to something bigger than your appetite," said Monroe portrayed by Dennis Bigelow.

Bigelow plays the president on holidays and at various times throughout the year.

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