Today’s Holiday: Von Steuben Day

Today’s Holiday:
Von Steuben Day

Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730-1794) was an experienced Prussian soldier who came to America in 1777 and helped the American troops bring the Revolutionary War to an end. Today, many states honor him with patriotic exercises on or near the Prussian hero’s birthday. At Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania, there is a Steuben birthday celebration featuring German music and speeches at the monument to him erected in 1915. There are also Steuben Day parades in New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago. More…:

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