Every year I say I’m going to go, but I always missed it for whatever reason. Finally this year I made it over to Washington Crossing Historical Park in Pennsylvania. Today was actually a dress rehearsal for the “real” reenactment that takes place every Christmas Day. I appreciate the volunteer reenactors sharing their love of history with the public.
The original crossing took place on December 25th and 26th, 1776. It was an act of desperation by General Washington that may have saved the American Revolution. Defeating the Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, and the subsequent victory at Princeton gave the faltering Revolution a new lease on life. It was such an important event in our nation’s history that it is well worth leaning about.