Monday, June 08, 2015

June 5, 2015 - Part 1

On March 14, 1781, 23 year-old Major General Marquis de Lafayette arrived in Yorktown, Virginia, to assist the Patriots in their fight for freedom by starting a campaign against the British that would lead to their defeat six months later.  The French have been building a replica of his ship, the Hermione, for 17 years, using only 18th century shipbuilding techniques.  The Hermione (err mee own) set sail from France April 19 and arrived in Yorktown June 5, 2015, and Jed and I traveled to my parents' home in Portsmouth to join in the festivities.

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