Links to Events
Jan 17: CT - Memorial for Charles Riegle
Mar 15: NY - Supplies in NY
Jul 08: All - Updated French Rosters
Sept 15: All - WARO Foundation Plan
Aug 14: All - Bicycle-Kayak Tour
Sept 1: PA - Memorial for Kurt Zwickl
|The Franco-American Encampment in the Town of Greenburgh, NY. 6 July -- 18 August 1781 (Town of Greenburgh, NY, 2020). is 266 pages with many illustrations and maps. It is available free from www.greenburghny.com|
[*] the WARO Foundation Document, which
will guide the development of this National Historic Trail.
The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail (WARO) is 680 miles in length and comprises a network of roads and waterways used by French forces under Rochambeau and American forces under Washington in the Yorktown Campaign. The route spans nine states and the District of Columbia.
The military, logistical and cultural significance of this march served as a pivotal point in the American Revolutionary War. Without the assistance of thousands of French soldiers and sailors, many of whom gave their lives, the outcome of the war could have been different. Today the route includes many historic sites and scenic byways that are open to the public and important to explaining this key part of French and American history.
The mission of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail is to preserve and interpret the routes taken by American and French troop from 1781 – 1782 and to commemorate the role of the critical French-American alliance in the victory over British forces at the siege of Yorktown, Virginia.
Our vision is to commemorate the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail by making it relevant and meaningful to present day audiences through a clearly focused presence that includes innovative outreach and programming. In doing so we will foster relationships with partners and stakeholders to influence interest in the Trail and create visitor experiences.
The National Park Foundation has an [*] NPF Resource Center website which provides helpful ideas for the Directors of National Trails, including fund-raising, and promoting volunteerism.
French Expeditionary Force from Newport RI to Yorktown VA
-- joining with the U.S. Continental Army in New York --
Sal Lilienthal embarked on a bicycle and kayak tour,
generally following the 1781 march of the allied armies.
Jeff Canning drove the supplies van.
Both are members of the W3R®-US Board of Directors.
Week 1: Aug 14-20 Newport RI to Princeton NJ
Week 2:Aug 21-27 Princeton NJ to Hanover VA
Week 3: Aug 28-31 Hanover VA to Yorktown VA / Boston MA