This public monument owned by the City of Newport, RI., is located in a scenic public park on a broad esplanade in the Harbor area. It consists of a bronze statue of General Rochambeau and a Pyramid which lists names of those brave individuals who were vital to securing American liberty in the Revolutionary War and an eternal flame.
Newport served as the base for a French expeditionary force totaling 6,000 men who helped General George Washington secure American liberty in the Revolutionary War.
Restoration of the pyramid and statue of Rochambeau. The Pyramid was constructed of stone blocks using sea water in the mortar, so this section of the monument requires restoration.
$199,900 – Alliance Française of Newport, RI
$3,700 – Boston Chapter, in addition to the 2017 Grant of $15,000
Alliance Française of Newport, RI and Boston Chapter