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Wikipedia Description: Bernardo de Gálvez (statue)
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Bernardo de Gálvez is a bronze equestrian statue, sculpted by Juan de Ávalos of Spain. It was dedicated on June 3, 1976. Evidently, it was a gift from Spain to the United States upon the occasion of the U.S.A.'s Bicentennial (1776–1976) commemoration.
The Bernardo de Gálvez sculpture is located with the Statues of the Liberators, at Virginia Avenue and 22nd Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.
The inscription on the base reads:
BERNARDO DE GALVEZ
(COUNT DE GALVEZ)
BERNARDO DE GALVEZ THE GREAT
SPANISH SOLDIER CARRIED OUT
A COURAGEOUS CAMPAIGN IN
LANDS BORDERING THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI. THIS MASTERPIECE
OF MILITARY STRATEGY LIGHTENED
THE PRESSURE OF THE ENGLISH
IN THE WAR AGAINST THE AMERICAN
SETTLERS WHO WERE FIGHTING FOR
MAY THE STATUE OF BERNARDO
DE GALVEZ SERVE AS A REMINDER
THAT SPAIN OFFERED THE BLOOD
OF HER SOLDIERS FOR THE CAUSE
OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.
Excerpts of a speech
given on this location
on June 3, 1976 by
DON JUAN CARLOS I
King of Spain
Juan de Ávalos
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