Finally free from the nemesis of Great Britain, and now looking at it more as an ally, America was ready for a big birthday party. For all the nostalgia surrounding American Patriots and the Revolutionary War, how was it that a Frenchman became the centerpiece of this celebration? Read this week’s Carosa CommentaryLafayette’s Farewell Tour: Why Lafayette?” to find out why this seemed so natural and fitting at the time (and still does today).

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