This was the month of all things French!
On Tuesday, April 26 the National Liberty Memorial Preservation Act passed the House. The bill would extend authorization of the National Liberty Memorial, a memorial to honor the Black and Indigenous soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War.
State of Delaware to acquire historic property at Cooch’s Bridge, the site of the state’s only Revolutionary War battle
By Doug Denison, director of community relations, Delaware Department of State
Hallowed grounds believed to be the final resting place of some two dozen American soldiers who perished in the only major battle of the Revolutionary War fought in Delaware will soon become the property of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, according to an agreement announced on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
The Cooch House and property
Gathered at the historic Cooch home just south of Newark,…[Read More]
W3R-US Board Member Nicole Yancey Elected to Three-year Term on the Board of American Society of Le Souvenir Français Inc.
Nicole served as the Honorary Consul for France for 25 years, has been awarded the French Legion of Honor, the French National Legion of Merit, and the Gold Medal of the Renaissance Française for “Culture, Solidarity and Francophonie”.
The creation of the French Memorial in Yorktown is her proudest achievement.
She was asked by various agencies of both the American and French governments to assist in organizing and promoting activities on both sides of the Atlantic for the USA Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 to 1983 (Treaties of Paris and Versailles);…[Read More]
From Dr. Selig –
“I received this letter from M Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France to the United States, informing me that on 7 February 2022, President Emmanuel Macron had signed a decree nominating me a chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite. The French National Order of Merit, founded on 3 December 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle, is awarded by the President of the French Republic independent of the nationality of the recipient for distinguished military or civil achievements….[Read More]
As the U.S. and Rhode Island prepare for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026, a new non-profit organization has been formed to spotlight the role of Rhode Island in the War for Independence. The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) mission is to raise awareness of Rhode Island’s unique Revolutionary War history, particularly that pertaining to the Rhode Island Campaign and Butts Hill Fort. …[Read More]
The new Battle of Rhode Island
Association aims to be a focal
point for exchange of information
on Rhode Island’s role in the War
From our National Chair, Lawrence Abell:
“I am pleased to advise that I just received the Governors Citation from Maryland Governor Lawrence Hogan for efforts with the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park.
The Museum is a statewide Museum and serves veterans and community organizations throughout the State of Maryland as well as many National organizations with its programs.
This recognition is in no small part acknowledgement of our highly regarded Revolutionary War Gallery and extensive exhibits of the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route….[Read More]
This powerful exhibit tells nine stories of resistance to bondage and servitude in the Chesapeake Region from the Colonial Period to the American Civil War (1728-1864). The Banneker-Douglass Museum invites visitors to consider what resistance and freedom look like in the present day.
Meg shares what she finds so special about this particular work of art, which emphasizes the individual contributions of ordinary people like Margaret Corbin to the Revolutionary War. As Meg points out, “…a woman fighting in battle at this time is very revolutionary.”
You can see this painting on display at the Museum of the American Revolution as part of Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War on view until September 5,…[Read More]
W3R-US is reaching out to Native Americans along the trail to see what stories they would like to share about their heroes and their peoples’ involvement with the March to Yorktown during the American Revolution.
Our purpose is to tell how “We the People” – all of our people – contributed to the eventual victory. Beyond those of military and naval leaders, many stories have yet to be told….[Read More]