On this date in 1781, Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown.  This marked the end of the last major battle of the American Revolution.

Lord Cornwallis sends an assistant to surrender at Yorktown

Cornwallis, ashamed to have gotten whipped by those upstart Americans, sent a subordinate to surrender rather than face Washington himself.

George Washington at Yorktown

Yorktown was the crowning achievement of George Washington, and we can look back on it today with pride.  In times when everyone on social media is so concerned with this contentious election, I think it is helpful to look back at things that unite us.  Like George Washington kicking the Brits’ butts.

Until later friends…

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