National Geographic : 1956 Aug
Yorktown-where one miracle led to another They were 13 tiny American colonies - untrained, ill- In Washington, the Society maintains an excellent equipped, dis-united-pitted against the overwhelming historical museum and one of the finest genealogical might of the British Empire. If their Revolution was libraries in the world. But the greatest of the D.A.R.'s successful, it would be a miracle, many contributions to the nation lies in its far-reaching That miracle finally happened at Yorktown, Virginia program of patriotic education through which millions in 1781 when Cornwallis and his redcoats surrendered of children learn to become better citizens and to ap to George Washington... and the miracle that is preciate the miracle of America that began at Yorktown America came to be. almost two centuries ago. Today this American shrine, as part of Colonial As long as such work continues, that miracle will con National Historical Park, teaches an exciting history tinue to be a potent force for freedom in the world... lesson. You can wander the streets of a town little changed in 175 years...see the redoubts and battle- - ments authentically reconstructed... learn at first hand FREE Tour Information how our freedom was won. If you would like to visit Yorktown, Va. or drive any At Yorktown, too, you can see the handiwork of one where in the U. S . A ., let us help plan your trip. Write: of America's great organizations, the Daughters of the Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Corporation, 600 Fifth Avenue, American Revolution. The Customs House, the nation's New York 20, N. Y. - also ask for our colorful National oldest, has been faithfully restored by the D.A .R . Parks Map. SINCLAIR SALUTES THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION for their accomplishments in three major endeavors - the historical appreciation of the past, patriotic service in the present, and educational training for the future.