Pete Hegseth hosts annual reenactment of Washington's famous trek in 'Washington's Christmas Crossing'

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그만큼 crossing — the trek that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War — is the highlight of the annual event that draws thousands of people to the banks of the river in Washington Crossing, 잘., and Titusville, N.J.

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It was desperate. They were definitely losing the war, and this was a last-ditch, bold stroke to try and turn the thing around,” a Fox Nation contributor 호스트에게 말했다 피트 헤 게스.

The effort to get nearly 2,000 of Washington’s soldiers across the Delaware River was led by Colonel John Glover and his unit ofMarbleheaders.

The conditions were grim. The Marbleheaders spent nine hours ferrying troops across the icy river in the cover of night while contending with a swift current and cold wind.

Revolutionary War reenactors cross the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Revolutionary War reenactors cross the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (로이터)

The army’s attack prompted the battle of Trenton and what historians call the Ten Crucial Dayswhich helped put Washington on track for his eventual victory andprofoundly changed the course of the war.

So if Glover and the marble headers had not assisted in making the crossing possible, it is not too far-fetched to say that we may not have won the war,” added a contributor.

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We may all be subjects of the crown.

Hegseth delivered the keynote address at the reenactment, which drew a crowd of more than 4,000 사람들. He noted the many lives that were lost through the course of the war that led to America’s freedom as a nation.

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When you add up that sacrifice, it starts to give you a tiny sense of what the cost of freedom has been in this nation,” said Hegseth.

Watch the full episode of Pete Hegseth’sWashington’s Christmas Crossingavailable now on 폭스 네이션.

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