Washington and American Independence in Union Square

We’ve all seen our proud statue of George Washington in Union Square. This statue, by Henry Kirke Brown, depicts Washington riding into the city on Evacuation Day – the day we gained control of New York back from the British in the revolutionary war. Although Evacuation Day was November 25, 1783, this statue is a powerful symbol of American resilience against the British forces. Something to think about this 4th of July.

Happy Birthday America!