Saturday, May 20, 2017
Honoring Lafayette on Lafayette Day!
May 20, is the anniversary of the 1834 death of America's great Revolutionary War hero, General Lafayette. In Massachusetts (and New Hampshire) this is proclaimed Lafayette Day. Yesterday the Massachusetts Lafayette Society laid a wreath at the Lafayette memorial plaque on Boston Common. This is located on the side of the Common called "Lafayette Mall". The reason for this title? This was the walkway lined by hundreds and hundreds of schoolchildren who welcomed Lafayette when he arrived in Boston in 1825 to (among other things) dedicate the Bunker Hill Memorial.
It was my great honor to assist Judith Cauilliou, from the French Consulate in Boston, to place the wreath.