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Ben Martin, West Point graduate and former Army Ranger, concludes this year’s series on the American Revolutionary War.  Ben emphasizes the importance of General George Washington.

The Importance of General George Washington

Kim and Producer Steve ponder what 2022 year will bring.  Will it be more of the same or something new?  America’s Veteran’s Stories this Sunday will feature Martin King, author of the recently published book Triage:  A History of America’s Frontline Medics from Concord to COVID-19.  The show broadcasts from 3-4pm, MT on KLZ 560 FM, KLZ 100.7 FM, the KLZ website, and the KLZ app.  America’s Veteran’s Stories also broadcasts 10-11pm, MT, Sunday and 10-11pm, MT, Saturday.  Kim encourages listeners to tune into Reggie Carr’s new I’m a Uniter show which broadcasts Friday mornings, 9-10am on all KLZ platforms.

Ben Martin, West Point graduate and former Army Ranger, concludes this year’s series on the American Revolutionary War.  Ben emphasizes the importance of General George Washington.  Our founding fathers put their lives on the line to ensure our rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  Ben begins with a definition of a pyrrhic victory.  Although British General Cornwallis won the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, it was a pyrrhic victory as he lost so many men and so much military equipment that could never be recovered.  Cornwallis afterwards marches to Wilmington, North Carolina, in March of 1781.  Cornwallis does not meet up with his nemesis General Nathanael Greene, but other adversaries.  Cornwallis eventually surrenders but claims he is sick and sends General Charles O’Hara to surrender his sword to French General Lafayette.  Lafayette states that he is not in command and O’Hara must go to General George Washington, which he does.  Ben continues as Washington returns to New Windsor, New York, close to West Point, because of the numerous British troops present.  Ben examines events leading to the end of the war.  He references the importance of Washington’s Newburgh speech.  Ben then moves to the Treaty of Paris signed on September 3, 1783, ending the Revolutionary War.  Ben discusses Washington’s final speech to his officers as well as Washington’s  speech in Annapolis when he resigns and says farewell to public life.  Ben’s concludes with an analysis of this series on America’s Revolutionary War.  Kim and Ben share a teaser for the 2022 series.

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