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George Washington Commemorative Plaque

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TO COMMEMORATE - THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE BIRTHDAY OF - GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON - AT THIS SPOT HALLOWED BY HIS STROKE OF MILITARY GENIUS IN THE CROSSING OF THE DELAWARE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT - 1776 - AND TO REMIND US - THAT THE TRIUMPHS OF THE REVOLUTION WERE MADE POSSIBLE ONLY BY HIS TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE GAINED IN THE COLONIAL WARS - THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS - IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY - 1932

The Society of Colonial Wars is an hereditary society composed of men who can trace their ancestry to a forebear who, in a military, naval, or civil position of high trust and responsibility, by acts or counsel, assisted in the establishment, defense, and preservation of the American Colonies (for a complete explanation of ancestral criteria, click here). The General Society comprises some 32 constituent state societies. The organization was founded in New York in 1892, originally as a state society. The General Society was founded in 1893.

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