Washington DC – Resigning His commission
Lets finish up this year with the famous picture as described below. It hang in one of the many galleries in DC. Here is what the government website says about it:13
The painting General George Washington Resigning His Commission by John Trumbull is on display in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. This painting depicts the scene on December 23, 1783, in the Maryland State House in Annapolis when George Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. The action was significant for establishing civilian authority over the military, a fundamental principle of American democracy.