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).