Loyalty Curriculum Connection – History
The name of Benedict Arnold has become synonymous with traitor – the opposite of Loyalty. Arnold committed treason in 1780 when, as a general in the Revolutionary Army he defected to the British Army. The connection between Arnold and treason still continues in modern times. Dan Gilbert, owner of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers, referenced Arnold when he was angry about the way LeBron James handled leaving the team in 2010. Gilbert’s company lowered the price of James’ posters to $17.41, referring to the year of Arnold’s birth.
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