Saturday, December 26, 2009

We should not forget about Trenton........


As we celebrate Christmas we should not forget about Trenton.....






One of my favorite history blogs posted a subject worthy of note this week about Washington crossing the Delaware. You can read the article here http://americanrevolutionblog.blogspot.com/
We are reminded not to forget about Trenton which was a pivotal point in the American revolution. In 1776, during the early morning of December 25th, Washington led his troops across the treacherous Delaware river through freezing waters, raging winds, snow and sleet to win the battle that is often called 'the battle that lost the war for Britain'. Washington's army was ill-equipped and a great percentage of his men did not even have shoes. We should not forget these brave men who gave up so much so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.
The town of Trenton hosted a Patriotic week celebration in honor of this event and some of the highlights can be seen in the following video.
With warmest regards, Carol

8 comments:

Margie said...

Merry christmas and may all your dreams come true in 2010. Hugs, Margie.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Carol, American history is rich with traditions and reminders of our roots. Thank you...and I hope that you had a marvelous Christmas. It was one of the best I have had in years. God bless you and Charli and your entire family for a beautiful new year! Bisous, Anita

GrandmaK said...

Indeed, we should not forget...though I do!!! Thank you for the reminder!!! Cathy

Vee said...

The story of those times often borders on the miraculous. Thank you for the reminder! (Hope your Christmas was wonderful.)

fiberdoodles said...

Merry Christmas!

♥ Kathy said...

I just love history Carol! Thank you for this reminder :)

Madeline's Album said...

Hope you and yours had a great Christmas. I know I did. Thank you for sharing this history lessons. Wishing you a bright and Happy New Year. Madeline

Just a little something from Judy said...

I appreciate this about you, that you remind us of important events like Trenton. The great sacrifices that those men made and continue to make for us today, cannot be forgotten. Our freedom is a cherished gift.

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