The Lafayette Society promotes awareness of the many contributions to America’s freedom by the marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolutionary War. We honor his exemplary leadership skills and his spirit of patriotism and generosity by encouraging these traits in the civic character of Fayetteville, North Carolina, the first city in the United States named for him.
The marquis de Lafayette was a French nobleman who, at the age of 19, defied his king by sailing to America in 1777 to fight in the Revolutionary War against England.
Join us at North Carolina’s official Lafayette Birthday Celebration, as recognized by the NC General Assembly and the United States House and Senate! (Held annually, the weekend after Labor Day)
Our membership meeting/social is held every year in early March.