Montgomery’s Memorial of 1776

May 6, 2008

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Saint Paul’s Chapel, New York City, New York

General Richard MONTGOMERY was the first American officer to die in the Revolutionary War. He fell at the Battle of Quebec on New Year’s Eve of 1775. Immediately following, on 25 January 1776, the Continental Congress commissioned the first American war memorial – a monument to the fallen General MONTGOMERY. The General’s remains were eventually interred at Saint Paul’s Chapel, New York City, where his memorial was installed by a grateful nation.

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Sail Fast In Harm’s Way

February 6, 2008

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John Paul Jones – Father of the American Navy: “Sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s way.”

This monument of an American freedom fighter is at West Potomac Park, Washington, DC 20037 (Google Map). It is a short walk from Signers’ Island and DAR Constitution Hall. John Paul Jones is buried in the crypt below the chapel at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. For more information about this famous sailor see John Paul Jones .

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Mount Rushmore Carving

February 19, 2007

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George Washington, America’s first and greatest president, is one of four American presidents carved into the granite at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.

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Baltimore Remembers Washington

December 10, 2006

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America’s first Washington Monument Decorated for Chirstmas

Baltimore continues to remember our first president, George Washington. Christmas Season 2006 finds Baltimore’s Washington Monument all decorated for the season at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, Maryland.

The people of Baltimore built the first large-scale monument in the nation to George Washington in 1809, just ten years after his death. Read of the history of the Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore.

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Yorktown Victory Monument

October 19, 2006

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The Seige of Yorktown, led by General George Washington, ended with the surrender of General Cornwallis and his army of 17,600 on October 19, 1781. Upon hearing of the defeat the British Prime Minister, Frederick Lord North, exclaimed, “Oh God, it’s all over.”The victory at Yorktown effectively ended the war.

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Siege of Yorktown

September 18, 2006

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By the end of September 1781, General Washington’s army of 17,600 had surrounded Cornwallis’ 8,300 troops and the famous Siege of Yorktown began, which led a few weeks later to the surrender of Cornwallis.

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First Washington Monument

August 18, 2006

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The very first memorial to President George Washington was erected in Baltimore, Maryland and now stands in Mount Vernon Square. I remember it well from my high school days, as it stood at the top of Howard Street as I was walking to Western High School.

The 160 foot white marble tower was completed on July 4th, 1829. It depicts General Washington in 1783, as he resigned his commission from the Continental Army at the statehouse in Annapolis, Maryland. The tower was designed by Robert Mills, the new nation’s first American-born and American-educated architect, who nineteen years later, designed the most famous Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

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