Anniversary of the Landing of LaFayette
Written By: Joe Wolverton | Posted: Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
Schoolchildren learn of the crucial and timely role played by France in the American victory over King George III's redcoats. The personification of the invaluable Gallic assistance to the American cause of liberty is none other than the Marquis de Lafayette.
Although known to history by his aristocratic title, Lafayette was born Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert de Motier. For obvious reasons, we will continue the tradition of referring to this hero of the Revolution by the much more manageable monicker: LaFayette. Born in Chavaniac, France, LaFayette was born in 1757 to a French aristocratic family. One of his noble ancestors had the distinction of serving as the head of Joan of Arc's forces in Orleans. Extraordinary military service is a common trait found among many of LaFayette's ancestors.
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