Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Bunker Hill Monument
"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"
~ Colonel William Prescott
So this is the site of the first battle that started the American Revolution on June 17, 1775. The battle was known as that battle of Bunker Hill but most of the fighting actually took place on Breed's Hill which is where this monument is located, in Charlestown.
The granite monument is 221 feet tall. I wish we could have gone inside to see the view from the top! We were lucky that it was such a pretty, blue day!
Here's mom and dad McCoy and Darek with the good Colonel. We were amused with the Colonel's stance so naturally Darek had to mimick it.
Particularly why is hand was back like this...

Us with the Colonel as well


And Darek taking a picture of himself



2 comments:

An Ordinary Mom said...

At least if I can't make it out there, I get to the see the city still in all the neat photos you post. Thanks for sharing!

the mccoy's said...

you are a super photographer. such cool pics. i noticed a scar on dareks chinny chin chin.

looks like you had a great time with the folks! so fun to see all the history there.