George Washington in front of London’s National Gallery

George Washington supposedly wrote in his diary that he wished to never set foot on English soil. The Commonwealth of Virginia gave a bronze statue of George Washington to Britain which was placed in front of the National Gallery. Kind of odd- but weirder than that is they wanted to honor G.W.’s request to never step on English soil so they shipped a bunch of American dirt over with the statue so that President Washington would be standing firmly on US soil!



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