This is a photo of the Parade Grounds at Valley Forge where on May 6, 1778, the Continental Army celebrated news of The French Alliance, the treaty that threw the weight of Louis XVI’s France onto the side of the United States of America in their fight for freedom from British rule.
Valley Forge is where the Continental Army under Comander in Chief George Washington was encamped and trained for the winter and spring of 1777-1778. It’s now a National Park. Here’s the National Memorial Arch, dedicated in 1917.
My Uncle Gary, editor of this site, hired me as his photographer while he toured the park to learn about the events that took place here. Here he is playing Continental soldier.
By Jayme Cohen. Posted Dec. 29, 2008.