W3R-US Bulletin July 2021

July 26th, 2021

The Bulletin

A monthly publication of The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association

JULY 2021           On the Web:           Vol. 1, No. 7

Rochambeau’s 296th Birthday Celebrated

W3R-US produced a gift for members and the public July 1 when the virtual program After Dinner Conversations held a birthday bash for General Rochambeau, who was born in France on that date in 1725, 296 years ago….[Read More]

Washington-Rochambeau 2021 Bike and Kayak Tour

July 22nd, 2021

795.2 miles: Newport, RI to Yorktown, VA (with digital GPS Routes)

Day 1: Saturday, August 14th
15.4 miles

Kayak a section of the Narragansett Bay 12 miles Newport, RI (Rochambeau Statue, King Park) to Providence, RI (University Hall)

9:00 am Start Kayak at King Park, Newport, RI
Mapquest Link:,-71.322272?zoom=17

1:00 pm (estimate) Finish Kayak / Start Bike at Independence Park,…[Read More]

Continuing the France-American Alliance

July 9th, 2021

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and French Air and Space Force Chief of Staff General Phillippe LaVigne, gathered at the Yorktown Victory Monument July 7 to lay a commemorative wreath marking 240-years of the siege of Yorktown.

During the ceremony, a wreath was placed at the memorial commemorating the final turning point in America’s war independence. The ceremony included four F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing, …[Read More]

2021–2022 PNTS Trail Apprentice Program Applications Now Open!

July 7th, 2021

The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) is pleased to announce its second virtual Trail Apprentice Program for young leaders aged 18 to 28 years. The Trail Apprentice Program provides scholarships to young leaders interested in a career in recreation, natural resource management, conservation, environmental studies, history, or a related field, so that they can attend the PNTS virtual fall workshop for free and participate in career exploration, networking and educational opportunities amongst the National Trails community….[Read More]

23 US Senators and Representatives Endorse New Investments in Washington-Rochambeau Trail

June 30th, 2021

Thirteen US Senators and 10 US House Representatives have signed “Dear Colleague” letters endorsing new Federal investments in the National Park Service’s Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail, which tells the story of the 1781 march to American Independence through nine states.

This year, 240 years after the march to victory in Yorktown on October 19, 1781, members of Congress are recognizing that the trail is particularly valuable today, given that it passes through a dozen “Founding Cities” in need to economic investment and tells a multicultural story of America’s Founding….[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin June 2021

June 18th, 2021

The Bulletin

A monthly publication of The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association

JUNE 2021           On the Web:           Vol. 1, No. 6

Founding Cities Stimulus Proposal Gains Support in Congress

Twenty-three members of Congress – 13 Senators and 10 Representatives – have signed on to “Dear Colleague” letters that advocate increased spending on the Trail through the National Park Service. The Senate letter, led by Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut,…[Read More]

W3R’s Elaine Buck & Beverly Mills Receive Solomon Northup Family Award

May 24th, 2021

Sharon Elaine Buck, who prefers to be called Elaine, is a founder the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and a member on the Advisory Board.  Ms. Buck is also a thirty year Trustee of the Stoutsburg Cemetery Association which is a historic cemetery for people of African descent located in the Sourland Mountains in Hopewell, New Jersey.

Along with her research partner, Beverly Mills, Ms. Buck has co-authored a book entitled “If These Stones Could Talk,” which is based on over a decade’s worth of research on the contribution of African Americans who lived in the Sourland Mountain region and surrounding area….[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin May 2021

May 11th, 2021

The Bulletin

A monthly publication of The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association

MAY 2021           On the Web:           Vol. 1, No. 5

11 Elected Directors in Class of 2021

Congratulations to the 11 public-spirited men and women who were elected or re-elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms during W3R-US’ virtual Annual Meeting April 24. The six Directors re-elected are National Chair Larry Abell (additional term with waiver),…[Read More]

W3R-US Bulletin April 2021

April 24th, 2021

The Bulletin

A monthly publication of The National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association

APRIL 2021           On the Web:           Vol. 1, No. 4 

Annual Meeting April 24

All Board members, please watch your email for a ballot and background information in advance of W3R-US’ Annual Meeting, which will be held virtually from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24. The packed agenda will include election of Directors to three-year terms,…[Read More]

National Park Foundation Grant Awarded to American Revolution History Organizations

April 21st, 2021

(Williamsburg, VA) The National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, has awarded a $30,000 grant to the National Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R-US), in partnership with the American Revolution Consortium for Civic Education (ARCCE); two nonprofit organizations established to educate Americans about the American Revolution and the land and water routes travelled by the allied French and American forces to victory at Yorktown.

The organizations are one of 32 parks and trail and park partners to receive an Open Outdoors for Kids Hybrid Learning grant to ensure that national parks and historic trails reach their fullest potential and connect with as many communities as possible….[Read More]