Skip to comments.The American Flag Daily: Valley Forge
Posted on 12/19/2013 4:16:04 AM PST by Master Zinja
On this day in 1777, General George Washington led his Continental Army into Valley Forge for what would be a brutal winter encampment where approxomately 2,500 soldiers would eventually perish due to exposure, disease and starvation. However, the remaining men in the Army would eventually leave Valley Forge a better army, due in part to increased and unified training during the winter, along with the knowledge that France had joined the American effort to defeat the British.
In their honor, we raise the Betsy Ross flag along with our own modern Stars and Stripes, which would have been impossible today without the courage and resolve of the Continental Army and George Washington.
Thanks for the thread, Zinja!
Very Cool, I passed by Washinton’s headquaters in the park on my way to work today and would never have known.
I live in New York city, where rich Rev War history is all over the place. Yet you’d never know it from the sparse number of monuments or even plaques. There are some around, but not nearly enough in my opinion. I’d bet that the average schmuck in the street, in this largely Obama-supporting city, doesn’t know even the most significant of the events, such as the Battle of Brooklyn or British invasion of Manhattan.
No, I actually wasn’t aware of that location. Great that you show Hale his due respect. Ill take a look next time I’m in the area. I bicycle in from Queens often.
Thanks. I’ll check it out when I can
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