As I mentioned in Sunday's edition of "As Seen On TV", all week we'll be showcasing historical figures from the American Revolution, but as seen in the Tooniverse. The website for 'Liberty's Kids' has plenty of such portraits for those historical figures who interacted with their regular characters. And it's from there we'll be drawing our inspiration.
First up is Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, also known as the Marquis de Lafayette or de La Fayette. He was a French military expert who came over to the colonies to help the Americans in their fight against the British. Ten years before he died, Lafayette returned to America and visited the 26 states that made up the union. And many of those states named cities after him in honor of his service to the country.