Sunday, June 7, 2015

Fact of the Day: Georges Washington

The French military general Lafayette was considered one of the greatest heroes of the American Revolutionary War. He was also a dear friend to George Washington, so much so that he named his only son Georges Washington de La Fayette. 

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  1. He made st have been very found of George Washington..

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  2. What a great tribute to make!

    -Kati

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  3. For a minute there, I was like "What? He spelled his name the French way?!?!" :D

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  4. I like that, from George to Georges!

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  5. Must have been great friends to do that

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  6. Names often make us think of people. Sometimes it's the people who make the names important, and sometimes it's the other way around. I prefer people who are so unique that they make the name, and people get named after them thanks to them functioning as inspiration. I've received my name after my mother, it's her second name, how about you? Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  7. That's why I hate hearing Americans diss the French for cowardice in WW1 and WW2. France was one of the most important allies the new country USA had. How soon they forget.

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    1. French cowardice in WW1 and WW2? Are they crazy? The French were such heroes in both wars, in fact, the French and Serbs formed deep and warm bonds in those two wars because they heroically fought together against the enemy.

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    2. Alas, Dezzy, Americans basically say they rescued everyone in the world wars. They are especially contemptuous of the French.

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  8. he could've used a better wig, though

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  9. How fun to be named after someone...I have 2 grands named after me and I am very grateful to our kids for doing this.

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