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Hermione and the Spirit of Lafayette Parade of Ships on The 4th of July
The replica of the French frigate Hermione, that ferried the Marquis de Lafayette to America approaches the Statue of Liberty as it makes its way up the Hudson River in a Parade of Ships in New York City on July 4, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (French pronunciation: ; 6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), often known as simply Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer born in Chavaniac, in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde nationale during the French Revolution.

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