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Monument to Haitians in the American Revolution moves closer to reality

From the Associated Press…

SAVANNAH, Ga. – City planners approved a $500,000 monument Friday to Haitian soldiers who fought in the American Revolution’s bloody siege of Savannah, just as Haiti’s prime minister planned a weekend visit to help raise money for the project.

Supporters hope to unveil the bronze monument in October, 226 years after more than 500 Haitian troops joined American colonists and French soldiers in an unsuccessful attempt to drive the British from Savannah.

Read the full AP story at Herald.com.

Read more and see a picture of the proposed monument at the Haitian American Historical Society.

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