Richard Simon writes for the LA Times–Teresa Valcarce wants to see Congress keep a promise it made in 1783. Back then, the year the Revolutionary War ended, Congress agreed to display a portrait of Bernardo de Galvez in the Capitol to honor the Spanish statesman’s efforts to aid the colonies in their struggle against Britain. A group out of Pensacola, Fla., meanwhile, wants to see Galvez granted honorary citizenship, an honor bestowed on such notables as Lafayette and Churchill.
Never heard of Bernardo de Galvez? Exactly.
Read more on the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-forgotten-hero-20140505-story.html