America’s Adopted Son is Celebrated Anew

DSCN3960Happy fourth of July! I wanted to share some of my pictures from my adventures in Yorktown, where I toured the replica of Lafayette’s Hermione – the ti on which he returned to America after convincing the French king to send urgent aid to George Washington.

DSCN4021As you can see, I cannot spin my photos to face the correct way. I also cannot figure out how to upload the majority of the photos. I am a technological failure. I took several classes at the Apple store to no avail – in one ear and out the other. I can remember every moment of Lafayette and Washington’s relationship and other details in history I write books about. But I can’t retain how to upload a photo properly.

C’est la vie.

Hermione canot

This is the little boat attached to he Hermione – so cute!

Here's me doing a selfie on The Hermione. It's so hard to do those!

Here’s me doing a selfie on The Hermione. It’s so hard to do those!

This is a Lafayette artifact found on a battleground near Yorktown, lost from Lafayette's fallen horse (shot from under him) - and found only recently!

This is a Lafayette artifact found on a battleground near Yorktown, lost from Lafayette’s fallen horse (shot from under him) – and found only recently!

 

The stories of the revolution are amazing, and Lafayette’s selflessness is unparalleled. In recognition, places are named after Lafayette all over our country – and he is not on Washington’s adopted son – but ours as well.

This is why I write about The American Revolution. Because we need to herald those who made it possible for us to have our freedom – and we must realize that we are just like them. What’s in our hearts never changes.

Here's some of the celebration at Yorktown.

Here’s some of the celebration at Yorktown – all celebrating the great Lafayette.

 

Vive Lafayette!

Vive America!

Bye for now.

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