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1824 General Lafayette Ribbon

George Washington - Marquis de Lafayette


C. 1824-25

7 1/4" 


During his tour of America in 1824-25, Marquis de Lafayette was met with great admiration and appreciation. The French aristocrat and military officer had played a crucial role in the American Revolutionary War, forming a close bond with General George Washington. As Lafayette traveled across the young nation, he was greeted with grand receptions and celebrations, showcasing the deep gratitude felt by the American people for his contribution to their fight for independence.


In his journey, Lafayette visited various cities and states, from the bustling streets of New York City to the serene landscapes of the southern plantations. Everywhere he went, crowds gathered to catch a glimpse of the heroic figure who had stood by their side in the fight against British rule. His tour not only served as a personal journey of remembrance and reunion but also as a symbol of the enduring friendship between France and the United States.


The legacy of Marquis de Lafayette's visit lives on in the hearts of many Americans, who continue to honor his memory and the ideals of liberty and democracy for which he fought. His tour was not just a historical event but a testament to the power of unity and perseverance in the face of adversity, inspiring generations to come.

1824 General Lafayette Ribbon

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