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General Marquis de La Fayette - Denver, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 44.314 W 104° 59.352
13S E 500925 N 4398741
Quick Description: For his tremendous contributions to the American colonies during the revolt, he became a United States citizen during his lifetime, and received honorary United States citizenship in 2002.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 10/2/2011 11:55:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMCQ73
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:

Found neatly tucked into the Greek Theater at Denver's Civic Center park, there is a plaque dedicated to General Lafayette. The plaque reads as follows:

Tribute to General Marquis de Lafeyette
1757-1834
La Fayette occupies a unique place in our history by his contribution to American Independence and his help in laying the foundation of our traditional ties of friendship with France.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
February 6, 1957

Offet a la Ville de Denver
Par L'Alliance Francaise
Et les Francaise du Colorado
A'Loccasion du bicentenniare de La Fayette

This plaque was placed by the Denver L'Alliance Francaise group to commemorate the bicentennial birth of General de La Fayette who provided great assistance to the Americans during the War of Independence.

"In the American Revolution, Lafayette served as a major-general in the Continental Army under George Washington. Wounded during the Battle of Brandywine, he still managed to organize a successful retreat. He served with distinction in the Battle of Rhode Island. In the middle of the war he returned to France to negotiate an increase in French support. On his return, he blocked troops led by Cornwallis at Yorktown while the armies of Washington and those sent by King Louis XVI under the command of general de Rochambeau, admiral de Grasse, and admiral de Latouche Tréville prepared for battle against the British." (from General Lafayette )

Type of Memorial: Plaque

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