Time: July 9, 2021 all day
Location: New York City
City/Town: New york City
Website or Map: https://twitter.com/Rightturn…
Event Type: dedication, george, washington, statue, king
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Jul 24, 2020
July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read in front of George Washington and his troops in New York City. The troops were so moved by what they had just heard that they went to bowling green and tore down the statue of King George.
And the statue was melted down to make musket balls for the Continental army. Forensic evidence proved that some of these musket balls were used at the Battle of Monmouth.
And how we remember King George III these days https://twitter.com/BradSerton/status/1271076006913286145
As far as other statues ... let's remember Washington's many statues ( even though he would likely prefer the Washington Monument Ob0lisk in Washington DC
The Washington Monument in Baltimore has this image of Washington at its apex.
Here in Philly, our monument to Washington resides in Eakins Oval on the Ben Franklin Parkway and was dedicated in May 1897, 120 years ago.