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. 

14 comments:

Margaret D said...

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

Kati said...

What a great tribute to make!

-Kati

Emmylou said...

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

Imogen said...

I love his outfit!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fine!!!.. ;-))) Regards..

Christine said...

I like that, from George to Georges!

Pat Hatt said...

Must have been great friends to do that

Elisabeth said...

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 :)

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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.

DEZMOND said...

he could've used a better wig, though

DEZMOND said...

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.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yup, I'm with Debra!

bj said...

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.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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