Welcome to a daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

March 26, 2012

Memorial Wall, Yorktown, Virginia

These plaques are among a number adorning a wall at Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing to memorialize events and people related to Yorktown, presidents born in Virginia or who visited Yorktown.  Pictured are Presidents George Washington and Ronald Reagan; Compte De Rochambeau and Compte De Grasse, Frenchmen who assisted in the revolution; and the USS Yorktown. Plaques not shown feature presidents born in Virginia, in addition to the first President, George Washington, are Thomas Jefferson, 3rd; James Madison, 4th, James Monroe, 5th, William Henry Harrison, 9th; John Tyler, 10th; Zachary Taylor, 12th; and, Woodrow Wilson, 26th. In addition to President Reagan, other Presidents not born in Virginia who are memorialized are Chester A. Arthur, 21st, who visited for the centennial celebration in 1881, and Herbert Hoover, 31st, who visited for the sesquicentennial in 1931.  Other, non-presidents celebrated on the wall include the Marquis De Lafayette, a French nobleman who assisted in the revolution and Friederick Von Steuben, a military teacher who led a division at the battle at Yorktown in 1781.


Theanne said...

Thank you for sharing the information and photos about this interesting Memorial Wall!

anjoe playhouse said...

Ronald W. Reagan don't looks much like the president or as older; or from his time as an young actor :(
But a sort of a tribute it is :)

You two still makes a great work by telling stories with words and photos; doing it so well :-D

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