This comment is about the French participation in the Revolutionary War and about my namesake "Lafayette", a French nobleman of whom George and Martha Washington became very fond. The colony's primary concern at the time of the US revolution was ridding itself of the British King because he was exacting too much in taxation. But, in fact, much of the intelligent thinking about "freedom" was being held in Paris with French intellectuals of the same bent. Those meetings were being held in a restaurant that is still in Paris today. Le Procope was a key meeting place for French intellectuals bent on overthrowing their King. Franklin, Jefferson and John Paul Jones met with the French. Franklin himself was sent to Paris to meet with the French king, which ultimately resulted in France's help in the fight with its ancient enemy - England. The Treaty of Alliance signed with Louis XVI was instrumental in obtaining France's military aid in the American Revolution. The history of that time was very interesting and it would be nice if a movie would show Americans the genesis of its own revolution. There is not much mentioned of their meeting with my namesake - Lafayette - but he was a French noble before scampering off to the US. Where he became the son Washington never had. Lafayette returned to live in France after the war in the US, and tried ardently to get the French king to abdicate but keep his title. The French revolutionaries wanted to decapitate Louis XVI. Which finally occurred but that is an entirely different story. What is important is that both Franklin and Lafayette were able to convince the French king to help fight the British. What then happened historically is that French troops ultimately were key to the defeat of the British at Yorktown. And yet there is no tribute to that fact anywhere in Yorktown, it is a shame to say. I've looked around there and I did find the names of the French soldiers killed etched on a large stone tablet. But, there is no public notice of the stone or why it is there! (If anyone sees a tribute to France's participation in the Yorktown victory, please let me know.) Today, Lafayette is buried in the Picpus Cemetery (Paris), which is the only other place in France where the American flag flies day and night (aside from the our embassy). See photo here. PS: Should anyone have further historical information regarding France's participation in this key event at Yorktown, please do respond with some factual information. Thanks in advance!