by nkluz

In a patriotic start to the new year, I went yesterday to see a re-enactment of the Continental army’s first flag raising on Prospect Hill in Somerville, which originally happened on during the Revolutionary War on January 1st, 1776. We sang songs, learned about the historical context of the flag raising and heard from American luminaries like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Somerville mayor Joe Curtatone.

Re-enactors and local historians are sort of heroes of mine, and it was really cheerful to see whole families dressed up in colonial costumes. There was even a fife and drum!