The American victory at the Siege of Yorktown ended on October 19, 1781.
Artist Joseph Griffith's lithograph effectively, if surrealistically, commemorates this historic victory. Notice that Washington is followed by Waldo, Fonzie, Mr. Kool-Aid, and others. On the right is Osama Bin Laden and Jar-Jar Binks.
Seriously, this was the last battle of the Revolutionary War, and ensured our independence from Britain, with a big assist from the French. This day should be recognized more strongly. Hell, it was a great move!
George Washington was one of our Founding Fathers whose reputation only increased with time for his actions after the war.
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