W3R-US Bulletin April 2022

May 3rd, 2022

The Bulletin

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

APRIL 2022           On the Web:           Vol. 2, No. 4


 Grand Reconnaissance Helped Decide Allies’ Next Move

National Chair Larry Abell and three other officers won new two-year terms April 23 during the Annual Meeting of W3R-US. Also re-elected were Recording Secretary Jeff Canning,…[Read More]

State of Delaware to acquire historic property at Cooch’s Bridge, the site of the state’s only Revolutionary War battle

April 22nd, 2022

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 Bulletin March 2022

March 30th, 2022

The Bulletin

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

MARCH 2022           On the Web:           Vol. 2, No. 3


 Grand Reconnaissance Helped Decide Allies’ Next Move  

Dr. Iris de Rode explains the importance of the Grand Reconnaissance. Photo by Jeff Canning

George Washington hoped his new French allies would help him recapture New York City and avenge earlier defeats but three crucial days in July 1781 helped convince him that prospects for a seminal victory over the British were better in Virginia. …[Read More]

W3R-US Board Member Nicole Yancey Elected to Three-year Term on the Board of American Society of Le Souvenir Français Inc.

March 22nd, 2022

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]

W3R’s Dr. Robert Selig Nominated a Chevalier of the Ordre National du Mérite

March 15th, 2022

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]

New Organization Promotes RI Revolutionary War History

March 8th, 2022

 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
of independence.

W3R National Chair Larry Abell Receives Governor’s Citation

March 8th, 2022

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]

W3R-US Bulletin February 2022

February 27th, 2022

The Bulletin

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

FEBRUARY 2022           On the Web:           Vol. 2, No. 2


Travel App Moving Ahead 

 Contracts to develop a travel app for the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail have been finalized and work has begun. Funded by the National Park Foundation and through W3R-US’ Task Agreement with the Trail,…[Read More]