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The March Begins

Bon Jour...........

Greetings friends of AMtY, the joy of the day to you. It has been a very interesting day of extremes here in Rhode Island, to kick off the March to Yorktown.

We started the day in Connecticut, drove into Providence, took the ferry to Newport, and met there with members of the USCG Auxilary who were kind enough to help us symbolically recreate the Crossing of Narragansett Bay by the French Troops, starting June 10th, 1781. The weather was glorious, the Bay calm, the folks friendly and helpful. What a terrific day is was becoming.

We then traveled, by carriage, from the Conley's Dock, to the Rhode Island State House, perhaps one of the most beautiful public buildings in the country. There we were part of ceremonial work to remark the efforts of General Rochambeau, with assorted dignitaries and Friends in History. The weather started to turn close, and humid, with rain in the offing in the near distant future. Many thanks to the folks in Rhode Island for their untiring efforts to promote the French Army, Rochambeau and their contribution to the Revolutionary War effort. Tomorrow, at approx. 8:30 of the Clock in the Morning, we shall be stepping off on the March to Yorktown. We will assemble at the intersection of Routes 5 & 12, Adieu.........