09/10/11 There’s a military re-enactment at George Washington’s home this weekend. I went on Saturday afternoon.
“In celebration of the 230th anniversary of General Washington and General Rochambeau’s historic visit to Mount Vernon, hundreds of Revolutionary War re-enactors, including “General Washington” and “General Rochambeau” will descend upon Mount Vernon for a special 230th anniversary re-enactment. In September 1781, General Washington and French general Rochambeau traveled to Mount Vernon and created a bold strategy which led to the siege of British forces at Yorktown. Stroll the camp, talk with the soldiers, and watch military demonstrations throughout the day.”
[Re-enactors dozing on Mount Vernon’s porch facing the Potomac.]