While you celebrate Independence Day. Make sure to mention and salute the Haitians who assisted the United States in their fight for freedom. A lot of Haitians may not be aware of it but, we had a lot to do with
America gaining it’s independence, and the recognition is overdue.
According to the44diaries who posted this article in 2010,
After 228 years as largely unsung contributors to American independence, Haitian soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary War’s bloody siege of Savannah had a monument dedicated in their honor. On October 9, 1779, a force of more than 500 Haitian gens de couleur libre (free men of color) joined American colonists and French troops in an unsuccessful push to drive the British from Savannah in coastal Georgia.
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