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 yawrk town

  • n  a historic village in southeastern Virginia to the north of Newport News; site of the last battle of the American Revolution
  • n  in 1781 the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops; the surrender ended the American Revolution
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  • Calixto Garcia in eTaiwan News
    We are not a wild people who ignore the principles of civilized warfare,Garcia wrote. "Like the heroes of Saratoga and Yorktown, we respect our cause too deeply to disgrace it with barbarity and cowardice."
  • John McCain in Malaysia Star
    There is no place I would rather wind up than right here on the USS Yorktown,McCain, a prisoner of war in Vietnam, told supporters. "This ship epitomizes the service and sacrifice of many Americans in many wars."
  • Gen Peter Pace in AHN
    General Pace tells Americans, both in and out of uniform, that, "On this Memorial Day, as we remember our fallen comrades in arms, let us reflect upon the countless battles with now familiar names such as Yorktown, Gettysburg, Iwo Jima, Chosin, Hue...

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