Thursday, October 23, 2008


On this day in 1781 Lord Cornwallis surrendered at

Yorktown to the combined French & American

Revolutionary forces under Genl. Washington.

It was the beginning of the great American republic

that lasted eighty years. When the British troops

left their trenches to stack arms, their bands

played "The World Turned Upside Down." General

Washington ordered worship services of thanksgiving

to God for his army.

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