Remembering the Marquis de Lafayette, the "Hero of Two Worlds" [fr]
On December 13, Consul General Vincent Hommeril met with Julien Icher of the Lafayette Trail and Dr. Richard Ingram of the Lafayette Alliance to discuss their efforts to preserve Marquis de Lafayette’s place in American history.
Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette was a French nobleman who joined the American Revolution as a major-general and fought in battles across the northeast and at Yorktown in the late 18th century. From 1824 to 1825, fifty years after the end of the American Revolutionary War, Lafayette toured the United States for his fourth and last time. During this Farewell Tour, he visited each of the 24 U.S. states and was welcomed as a hero. Today, Lafayette continues to embody the historic and unwavering friendship between France and the United States.
- Chaired by Dr. Ingram, the Lafayette Alliance is a non-profit organization that works to promote the ideals and values of the Marquis de Lafayette. Learn more: https://lafayetteallianceblog.wordpress.com/
- Created by Julien P. Icher in 2017, the Lafayette Trail project aims to bring General Lafayette’s farewell tour to life by documenting and marking his route. You can discover the route online here: https://thelafayettetrail.org.