Month: July 2016

#GAHF40Years Social Media Campaign

The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® announces its 40th anniversary summer social media campaign – #GAHF40Years.

This summer we celebrate the GAHF 40-year anniversary with the launch of – #GAHF40Years. Look out for our photo contest for the chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to New York City and some exciting 40-year memorabilia!

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German-American General von Steuben – Hero of the Revolutionary War

Cookouts, fireworks, and good company often come to mind when one thinks about Independence Day. From a young age, every American has heard the stories of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the trials it took to become a sovereign state. However, we tend to overlook the German-Americans who had a large influence on the freedom the United States enjoys today.  On July 5, 1776, the German-American newspaper, Der Wöchentliche Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote, was the first paper — in any language — to announce the signing of the Declaration of Independence the day before.  The newspaper also published a German translation of the Declaration of Independence on July 9, 1776.

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