Uncle Sam Statues in Troy, NY
by Kathleen Lisson
After Arun and I attended a delicious spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Unity House, YWCA and other local charities at Christ Church United Methodist, we walked downtown to see the recently unveiled Uncle Sam statues.
Truly Rhe Uncle Sam Statue
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Uncle Sam Statue
Rensselaer County Historical Society Uncle Sam Statue
Barker Park Uncle Sam Statue - birds of Oakwood Cemetery
Hat: Goorin Brothers Lonsdale
Dress: Kate Spade
Shoes: Nine West Austin
Bag: Brooks Brothers
First mentioned in the Revolutionary War song Yankee Doodle, 'Uncle Sam' has become a metaphor for the United States and/or the American government. Coincidentally, a Revolutionary War veteran and meat packer named Samuel Wilson from Troy, NY supplied our soldiers with meat during the War of 1812. Due to the stamp on the meat packaging, the moniker 'Uncle Sam' stuck. The first modern image of the Uncle Sam we all recognize came in 1916.
I like wearing a cloche in the early evening because it keeps the late day sun out of my eyes. I think I look silly wearing sunglasses when the sun is about to set, and this hat is the perfect solution.
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