Merry Christmas, Beloved Delaware

When George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware on Christmas Eve in 1776, the nearly frozen river was jammed with ice. Three boats made the attempt, but only one made it across. Fierce winds drove freezing rain down in needles and chunks of ice clung to the hulls, dragging them downstream. The men were too busy hacking at the ice with their oars to row effectively. It was a crazy-dangerous endeavor, and the odds were not in their favor. That’s why it worked.

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George Washington and his men. Illustration by Mary Mapes Dodge

All American bravery in the face of extreme adversity, Washington and his men pressed on! This is who we are.

In Solidarity!

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