WORCESTER, Mass. - A new historic marker was unveiled in Worcester Saturday.

The Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter hosted a dedication ceremony for the Lafayette farewell tour historic marker. The marker commemorates the upcoming 200th anniversary of General Lafayette's farewell tour of the United States in 1824/1825.

The French Marquis was the last surviving major general of the American Revolutionary War. 

He was only 19 years old when he purchased a ship, sailed to America, and then volunteered to be apart of the continental army under Gen. George Washington.

"It's really just a way of celebrating America's independence," said Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter Regent Elaine Gardella. "What made Lafayette unique was that he came here because of his strong beliefs and ideals for liberty and equality of men, and women. That's what really drove him, and he stayed true to that throughout his entire life."

The marker was provided by the Lafayette Trail, Inc with funding from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.