Marquis de Lafayette

Marquis de Lafayette (HM2LNX)

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N 39° 36.462', W 75° 43.614'

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home in the three-masted 44 gun frigate, the USS Brandywine. Honorary Citizen of the United StatesA non-United States citizen of exceptional merit may be declared an Honorary citizen of the United States by Act of Congress or by a proclamation issued by the President of the United States. As of 2009 only seven people have had this honor bestowed upon them, five posthumously, and two, Sir Winston Churchill and Mother Teresa, during their lifetime. · General Lafayette, a Frenchman who was an officer in the American Revolution, he recognized as being the first honorary citizen of the U.S. He was made an honorary citizen of the state of Maryland in 1783, which made him a national citizen under the Articles of Confederation. He was made the honorary citizen of Maryland again in 1823 as well as of Connecticut the same year. He was also recognized as an honorary citizen in a 2002 joint congressional resolution. · Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War II (1963) · Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat who rescued Jews in the Holocaust, posthumously (1961) · Hannah Callowhill Penn, second wife of William Penn and administrator of Pennsylvania posthumously (1964) · Mother Teresa, Albanian Catholic nun, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in India (1996) · Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779) Polish military officer who fought on the side of the American colonies against the British in the American Revolutionary War, posthumously (2009).
Placed ByPencader Heritage Area Association
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Date Added Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 437598 N 4384469
Decimal Degrees39.60770000, -75.72690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 36.462', W 75° 43.614'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 36' 27.72" N, 75° 43' 36.84" W
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