AFL member Dr. John Maass will lead an exciting tour on April 28, 2018 from 8:30am - 4:30pm. The tour will begin in Williamsburg, Va and will trace Lafayette's footsteps during the Yorktown campaign. Public registration is $150, but AFL members have been afforded a discounted rate of only $95. This wonderful deal includes transportation, lunch and snacks...along with Dr. Maass' expertise.
John Maass is a historian at the National Museum of the U.S. Army, at Ft Belvoir, VA. and an adjunct professor of history at Norwich University. He is the author of The Road to Yorktown: Jefferson, Lafayette and the British Invasion of Virginia and most recently, George Washington's Virginia. Dr. Maas will lead a tour of Lafayette-related sites to include Spencer's Ordinary, Cumberland Church, New Kent, Moore's Plantation and more.
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As most of you know, the American Flag that flies over Lafayette's grave is changed annually at Picpus Cemetery in Paris with military pomp and circumstance. The ceremony is also highlighted by speeches of dignitaries including the US Ambassador to France. There are several wreaths laid including one by the American Friends of Lafayette. Historically, this ceremony has always taken place on July 4th (appropriately so). However, over the past few years, the ceremony has taken place in late June. If you've never been to the annual Picpus Ceremony honoring Lafayette, it's certainly worth the effort.
We havebeen advised by the SAR's French Chapter that this year's Picpus ceremony will be held on Monday June 25th in the afternoon. The precise timing will be forthcoming. The new US Ambassador, Ms Jamie McCourt, will be in attendance.
I'd like to know which AFL members might find themselves in Paris on Monday, June 25th. I'm trying to obtain a head count of AFL members for this ceremony. If you think you will be there, please let me know by responding to this email.
Thank you and vive Lafayette!!!
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