Just before George Washington died in 1799, he allegedly said he would never set foot on English soil ever again”. So, when they erected his statue in London, they had to put US soil under his foot to honour that claim.
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Most Americans are unaware that their first president’s statue at Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London.
Washington holds 13 fasces in the statue, representing the 13 original states of the United States of America.
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