The Rock of America

May 27, 2006

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The rock, George Washington, is the Creator's monument to the Father of Our Country.

Long before there was ever even a thought of America, God had plans for an unborn Virginian who was to be named George Washington.

Roxborough Park was first named Washington Park because of this very distinctive rock. If you look closely you can see that this ancient formation forms a profile of George Washington's face, oriented to the sky. Inside the crack that forms his mouth, you can even see teeth, or so they say. The land, just south of Denver, Colorado, originally included spectacular red sandstone formations nestled among prairie grasslands, scrub oak meadows, and evergreen forests. Wealthy New Yorker, Henry S. Persse, changed the park's name in 1889, after he purchased the land. He renamed it "Roxborough Park" after his family's estate in County Galway, Ireland.

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Casimir Pulaski

May 17, 2006

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Brigadier-General Count Pulaski, age 33, fell mortally wounded while heading a cavalry charge before the British lines, at the Siege of Savannah, on 9 October 1779.

Casimir Pulaski was born in the province of Lithuania, Poland, in the year 1746. He Arrived in the United States in 1777, and volunteered his services to the American revolutionaries in “the great and glorious cause of Liberty and Freedom from British tyranny”. He was awarded a commission from the new government as Brigadier-General of Cavalry. He fought gallantly in battle at Brandwine, Germantown, Trenton, Charleston, and finally, at Savannah.

The cornerstone of the Pulaski Monument was erected on 11 October 1853. Present for the occasion were Savannah militia units, local Masonic lodges, and a large number of local citizens, where the following tribute to Pulaski was read:

“This parchment is to record the laying of the corner-stone of a Monument in the centre of Monterey Square, at the junction of Bull and Wayne streets, (City of Savannah) to the memory of Brigadier-General Count Pulaski, who fell mortally wounded by a swivel shot while on a charge at the head of a body of cavalry before the British lines, at the Siege of Savannah, on the ninth day of October, seventeen hundred and seventy-nine.”

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General Pulaski

May 17, 2006

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This memorial to General Pulaski is at Freedom Plaza, near Federal Triangle, Washington DC. Pulaski was at Brandywine, Valley Forge and Sag Harbor in support of the American Revolution.

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Betsy Ross House

May 8, 2006

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Betsy Ross lived at Arch Street near Second,
Her sewing was very, very fine.
George Washington paid her a visit,
To order a brand new flag.

Six white stripes and seven pretty red ones,
Thirteen white stars in a field of blue.
It was the first flag our country ever floated.
Three cheers for the red, white and blue.

The words of a song, as remembered by Daughter of Revolution from her shool days at Alexander Hamiliton School #65, Baltimore, Maryland.

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