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AFL & W3R Present: Lafayette a Symbol of Franco-American Friendship

  • 21 Apr 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • zoom

Lafayette: a Symbol of Franco-American Friendship

Alan Hoffman, President of the American Friends of Lafayette will explore the role Lafayette played as a symbol of Franco-American friendship both during his lifetime, principally from 1777 to 1792, and after his death during the two other eras of warmth between the two great republics – 1870 to 1950 – and 2007 to date. 

This program will explore this initial period of Franco-American friendship, but focus on Lafayette’s posthumous symbolic role, including his role as the inspiration for the Statue of Liberty, as a facilitator of America’s entry into and participation in the Great War in 1917, and finally as the emblem of the current thaw in Franco-American relations.

AFL's COO, Chuck Schwam explains the rich history of the American Fiends of Lafayette, their mission, their plans for Lafayette's tour bicentennial in 2024/2025 and their vision for America250.

When: Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm ET. 

How: Zoom 

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