The Marquis de Lafayette, who served the Continental Army with distinction during the American Revolutionary War, was born of a family whose coat of arms bore the Latin words “Cur Non” or “Why Not?” These are words we at the French-American Cultural Foundation live by as we celebrate with “joie de vivre” our countries’ rich heritage and exciting future.
The French translation of “cur non” is “pourquoi pas” and that’s the question we’ll ask as we explore the extensive shared history and culture between our two countries. Why not honor the past? Why not celebrate the present? Why not build for the future? Anything is possible!
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