Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

Marshall Joseph Joffre

Sunday, April 29, 1917

Marshal Joseph Joffre visited Mount Vernon on April 29, 1917, as a member of the British & French War Commissions for World War I. He was known as “the hero of the Marne” and placed a bronze wreath on the tomb of George Washington. The wreath read “In the French Army all venerate the name and memory of Washington. I respectfully salute here the great soldier and lay upon his Tomb the palm we offer our soldiers who have died for their country.”

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