Sunday, June 17, 2007

On Bunker Hill Day

Today, 17 June, marks the 232d anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill, considered the first major military engagement of the Revolutionary War. Yesterday I joined some friends for a hike out to the Hill, where we climbed the 294 steps to the top of the monument and then visited the new museum (discussed in a Boston Globe article here). They closed the second floor of the museum before we got a chance to see the battle exhibit, but the first floor seemed well put together, and it certainly worth a visit (it's also free).

1 comment:

Francesca Thomas said...

What did the Battle of Bunker hill do for Americans? That battle helped bring you rights and freedoms that are now enshrined in the Constitution. The men of the Revolution DIED for you, so you might be free.

What is the Constitution doing for you now? Nothing, because you have no freedoms & rights left.

Like Bush once said "It's just a goddamned piece of paper"

Shouldnt you be doing a lot more to protect what is written on that paper - before Bush totally rips it up and you find yourselves with NO rights and NO freedoms.

The rest of the world can plainly see that you are no longer the home of the brave and you are certainly NOT the land of the free.