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TURN: Washington's Spies: George Washington and Lawrence at Valley Forge
Nov 23, PM. In fact, it has become one of the best selling pieces of art in recent years. Thousands of homes, churches, office buildings, etc. As is common with the legacy of our Founding Fathers, Americans today gain a sense of pride, reverence, and even patriotism when witnessing poignant recreations such as this painting. But how accurate is it? Did Washington really pray at Valley Forge? Officially known as The Prayer at Valley Forge, artist Arnold Friberg chose to capture what he called, "The spirit of " by painting this picture for the American bicentennial festivities of
Washington and his troops camped at Valley Forge during the winter of amid hardship. Washington calculated that at least a third of his men had no shoes, few soldiers had coats to protect them from the endless rain and food was scarce. Washington also faced allegations of incompetence and dictatorial ambitions, led by officers and members of congress. This shows that our vocal prayers can help others. Praying with real intent can make a difference. The importance of daily communication through prayer cannot be overestimated.
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Animoto Prayer at Valley Forge
It depicts George Washington at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in prayer on his knees beside his horse Nelson at the Continental Army's encampment, during the terrible winter of The legendary story was told by a local Quaker Tory named Isaac Potts, who said he spied George Washington praying fervently in the woods alone during one of the bleakest times of the war for the Americans. You can learn more about the horrible conditions at Valley Forge, the alleged prayer of George Washington, including a personal testimony from someone to whom Mr. Potts told the story and the dramatic turnaround that came in the spring. You can also purchase your own copy of the Prayer at Valley Forge here. In those days, it was customary for fighting armies to take up winter quarters during the coldest months of the winter.
Arnold Friberg December 21, — July 1, was an American illustrator and painter noted for his religious and patriotic works. DeMille film The Ten Commandments which were used to promote the film worldwide and for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He has been admitted as a lifetime member of the Royal Society of Arts. Friberg was born to a Swedish father and a Norwegian mother. While in high school, Friberg learned by meeting with the artists at The Arizona Republic , and earned money by creating signs for local businesses while being apprenticed to a local sign painter.