Time: July 9, 2021 all day
Location: New York City
City/Town: New york City
Website or Map: https://twitter.com/Rightturn…
Event Type: dedication, george, washington, statue, king
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Jun 18, 2021
On July 9, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read in front of George Washington and his troops in New York City. The troops were so moved by what they had just heard that they tore down the statue of King George in the Bowling Green section of Manhatten was melted down to make musket balls for the Continental army. Forensic evidence proved that some of these musket balls were used at the Battle of Monmouth.
On the night of July 4, citizens of Philadelphia ripped King George III's coat of arms from the State House door and threw it into a bonfire.
In Savannah, citizens even held a fake funeral for the King when the news finally reached them in August.
How we remember King George III these days https://twitter.com/BradSerton/status/1271076006913286145
As far as other statues ... let's remember Washington's many statues ( even though he would likely prefer the Washington Monument Ob0lisk in Washington DC
The Washington Monument in Baltimore has this image of Washington at its apex.
Here in Philly, our monument to Washington resides in Eakins Oval on the Ben Franklin Parkway and was dedicated in May 1897, 120 years ago.