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A Statue of Rochambeau to Yorktown

We are raising funds to add Rochambeau to the Yorktown statues.

On October 18, 2017, the American Friends of Lafayette unveiled the statue of Lafayette on the banks of the York River in Yorktown, Virginia.  We understand that our work in Yorktown is not done.  We understand that we are only three quarters there.  Rochambeau needs to join his comrades to commemorate his involvement.  An involvement as important as Washington’s, de Grasse’s, and even Lafayette’s. Therefore, we believe that it is important to assist l’Association des Amis de Rochambeau in adding Rochambeau’s statue to Yorktown’s waterfront. 

Our goal is to unveil this statue is Sunday, October 18, 2020.  We must raise $40,000 to do so.  But we are not alone.  We have partnered with l’Association des Amis de Rochambeau (the Association of Friends of Rochambeau in Vendôme, France).  We met with their President (and Rochambeau heir) this past year.  Their interest is understandable and enthusiastic.  We expect substantial contributions coming from France as a result of this partnership.

As a 501(c)(3), all donations are tax exempt.  No donations will be considered too small (or too large !!).   Please send whatever you can and you will be recognized in our spring newsletter (The Gazette).  Our first payment to the artist is due February 1st, so please consider your donation as soon as you are able to. 


Donations can be made two ways…


1) Check - Mail your donation made out to THE ROCHAMBEAU STATUE FUND to:                                                                     


The American Friends of Lafayette

c/o Chuck Schwam

302 Hart Road

Gaithersburg, MD 20878




2) PayPal - Make your donation through AFL’s PayPal account below!




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