Lafayette’s Escape from Prison by Eli Spears Saturday, November 6th, 1794 Day… Day I can’t seem to remember anymore. I’ve…Read More
The mission of the Lafayette Alliance is to inspire, illuminate, and unite, all in the Spirit of Lafayette.
bringing our community together through history
One person can change the world. Cicero said all virtues hinge first on gratitude; Aristotle said courage foremost. Lafayette speaks to both.
Liberty, equality, and justice are verbs. They take work. Lafayette believed them to be at the heart of the idea of America.
One person can be heroic. It takes perseverance. It takes vision. Lafayette owned both.
It’s the undistracted moment, in the quiet of early morning.
It’s a contingent instant when things can go either way and you make the call.
It’s letting go and making what is to come better.
It’s the hot dog, at the ball game with the children.
It’s hope, dressed in flannel shirts and worn-out jeans.
The more we know about Lafayette, the more we understand our present world and nation. Those who publish articles bring differing perspectives and opinions to the life and legacy of Lafayette.
James Armistead Lafayette Notes Edited by Richard Ingram, Chair, Lafayette Alliance Early YearsJames was born December 10, 1748, in New…Read More