Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben: Valley Forge, Part 2

Major General Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

The main road that cuts through Valley Forge Park is one I travel very frequently. And I knew there was a monument just off to the one side but I’d never taken a close look. When I pulled into the parking lot during my recent trip to the park, I noticed the statue overlooking the valley. As I got closer, I fell in love with the details on the monument: the spurs, the leather work, the facial expression. The statue in question is that of Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. And needless to say, I was shocked when I found that the information plaque in front of him had a button to hear audio that was both in English and in German. I took some (terrible) video.

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