Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail E-Newsletter

July 29th, 2019

Greetings, In this issue, we highlight Superintendent Steve Sims and Johnny Carawan of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO) and Ellen Van Karajan, the Executive Director for W3R-US. We are also excited to provide you with an update and information on trail progress.

Superintendent Steve Sims

Welcome to the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO) quarterly ENewsletter!

Nine months ago I was honored with the responsibility of being the first superintendent of the WashingtonRochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail….[Read More]

94 Acres Saved at Saratoga & Newtown!

July 9th, 2019

243 years ago today, the Continental Congress representing all 13 American colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence to proclaim themselves independent from Great Britain. But gaining sovereignty wasn’t as simple as declaring it – the colonies would have to fight for 5 more long years to gain their freedom from British rule.

And fight they would. In Brooklyn. In Trenton. At Cowpens, Charleston and Yorktown. And at the Battles of Saratoga and Newtown in New York State,…[Read More]

W3R’s Robert Selig to receive La Médaille d’Or des Valeurs Francophones.

May 16th, 2019

W3R member Robert Selig has been nominated and approved to receive the Renaissance Française Gold Medal for Francophone Values (Médaille d’Or des Valeurs Francophones). Founded in 1916 by French President Raymond Poincaré, the Renaissance Française is under the auspices of the French government. Its main mission is the promotion of French culture as a cradle of humanism and respect for all beliefs and nationalities. The Gold Medal for Francophone Values recognizes individuals who devote themselves to the development of the French language and culture in their country….[Read More]

Photos from W3R-US Spring Meeting in La Plata, Maryland (Updated)

May 15th, 2019

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Group photo of invited guests

W3R-US Board Member Ralph Nelson – 2019 Elections Proceedings

2018 Chairman Kim Burdick introduces new Chairman Larry Abell

Touchscreen Kiosk Introduction to W3R-US Members at Meeting

W3R-US Bus Trip to Port Tobacco Courthouse

30 x 42 Foot Flag Folding Ceremony at MD Veterans Military Museum

America’s Hidden Stories: The General Was Female?

April 10th, 2019

Casimir Pulaski was an American Revolutionary War hero who helped save George Washington’s life in the Battle of Brandywine. He was known as the “Father of the American Cavalry,” but new evidence suggests that the general may not have been male. Follow a team of anthropologists as they examine the bones found at Pulaski’s monument in Savannah and run state-of-the-art DNA tests in order to determine if the officer was female or if someone else was buried in the tomb….[Read More]

Black History Month: African Americans in the Revolutionary War

February 19th, 2019

Long before the United States Colored Troops (USCT) fought in the American Civil War to help free their people from the shackles of slavery, African Americans fought for liberty in the American Revolution. They fought on both sides. They fought as slaves or free men. Few of them gained recognition for their efforts – but they laid the groundwork for what would come. Here are 5 things you may not know about African Americans in the Revolutionary War….[Read More]

Revolutionary Partnership Preserves Land on Middlebrook Encampment Making 100-Year-Old WW II Veteran’s Dreams Come True

February 13th, 2019

Princeton, N.J.—There are heroes who are commemmorated for a single act of courage. And then there are the heroes who continue winning battles for the betterment of humankind. Bob Vaucher of Bridgewater Township, who is 100 years old, falls into the latter category of continuous battle winner.

As a lieutenant colonel, Vaucher flew 117 combat missions during World War II. He led the squadron of planes that flew over the USS Missouri as Gen….[Read More]

Protect America’s Battlefields!

February 4th, 2019

For the first time in history, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the federal Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants Program at $15 million. While the Senate was unable to likewise advance reauthorizing legislation before the end of the year, your efforts moved the ball farther than ever before. Dozens of representatives and senators are now on record in support of preserving our nation’s battlefields — thanks to you!

I am pleased to report that we now have a chance to pass a bill that will ensure this program remains one of the strongest weapons in our arsenal for years to come!

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