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Friday, July 09, 1943

Two days after his arrival in the United States for a conference with President Franklin Roosevelt and other U.S. officials, General Henri Giraud made a brief trip to Mount Vernon. Escorted by Lieutenant-General Lesly McNair, Giraud and the other French officers were extended every courtesy by Resident Director Charles C. Wall, who gave them all a tour of the estate. Giraud somberly laid a wreath at Washington’s tomb and signed Mount Vernon’s guest book.