During The Pass in Review-General Lafayette, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette was well represented.

In the Pass in Review, the man wearing the white wig who flamboyantly took his three cornered rolled hat off to the president and vice president represented the French famed General Lafayette, [Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette] the man who Cornwallis surrendered to. Not to George Washington.

According to the story, since Cornwallis refused to respect Washington as his equal. Lafayette took his hat off with great flair and nod to Washington, asking him if he accepted Cornwallis surrender?

I see this man caught a lot of people attention and some are wondering what’s the meaning behind his gesture. No, it isn’t American. It’s French.

What is the Pass in Review?

The Pass in Review is where the President and Vice President, hosted by the Commander of the Joint Task Force-National, review the readiness of military troops.

Each branch of the military was represented at the event.

More than 5,000 men and women in uniform usually provide military ceremonial support to the inauguration but numbers were greatly scaled back this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tradition of an inaugural parade dates back to when George Washington took the oath on April 30 1789.

Thomas Jefferson’s first inauguration in 1801 was the first to take place in the new capital city, Washington DC.

The Marine Band has played in every presidential inauguration since 1805.

“Lafayette We Are Here” was the Doughboys battle cry in defending France during World War I. It meant “returning the favor”. The same slogan was used when the Americans soldiers liberated France in World War II. They said “We are here in the name of LaFayette.”

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
This entry was posted in paranormal romance,. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to During The Pass in Review-General Lafayette, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette was well represented.

  1. A. White says:

    George Washington first took office in New York City, which was the first capital of the United States but, when reelected in 1792, the capital had already moved to Philadelphia where it would remain for a decade. Fittingly, Jefferson was the first president to be inaugurated in the new and lasting capital of Washington, D.C. in March 1801.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A. White says:

    New Amsterdam later became New York City.
    New Amsterdam was a 17th-century Dutch settlement established at the southern tip of Manhattan Island that served as the seat of the colonial government in New Netherland. The initial trading factory gave rise to the settlement around Fort Amsterdam. In 1664 the English took over New Amsterdam and renamed it New York City after the Duke of York (later James II & VII). After the Second Anglo-Dutch War.

    I know it’s said in later years the name was changed immediately but it wasn’t. Even during George Washington’s time it was still called New Amsterdam. of 1665–67, England and the United Provinces of the Netherlands agreed to the status quo in the Treaty of Breda. The English kept the island of Manhattan, the Dutch giving up their claim to the town and the rest of the colony, while the English formally abandoned Surinam in South America, and the island of Run in the East Indies to the Dutch, confirming their control of the valuable Spice Islands. What was once New Amsterdam became New York City’s downtown.

    Why is all this old stuff important? It is usually reenacted in some Pass in Review.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Someone asked, what was the battle cry when we defended England? Well, there was none that I’m aware of. [Think long and hard—why not?]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.