Lieutenant General Jean Baptiste
Rochambeau landed with an expeditionary Force at Newport,
Rhode Island on July 11, 1780.
General Rochambeau remained at
Newport for almost a year awaiting a
force of an additional 2100 men, who
never arrived and Admiral Ternay's fleet,
which had ferried the force to Newport remained bottled
up inside Narragansett Bay
by the British. In June of 1781,
General Rochambeau joined forces
with General Washington and marched
to Virginia. The combined Army joined with General
Lafayette's force and Admiral de
Grasse's fleet at Yorktown
and on October 19, 1781 the British
Army under General Cornwallis was
forced to surrender.
The "Landing of Rochambeau"
Postal Card was designed by David
Blossom. The stamp was issued jointly
with the French 2.5 Franc
commemorative issue, (July 12, 1980).
First Day - French & U.S. Issues
Salve Regina College
was founded by the "Catholic
Sisters of Mercy" in 1934
as an independent institution of higher learning for men and women. The
College's charter was amended
in 1991 and the name changed to Salve
Regina University. The school is accredited by the "New
England Association of Schools and Colleges" and is located
on a 75 acre campus bordering the
famed Cliff Walk.
The ceremony was presided over by Newport
Eugene F. Laparle and the Invocation was given by Bishop
Louis Gellineau. The ceremony was also attended by the French Ambassador,
Francois de Laboulaye and David
Blossom, the designer of the postal card.