1.3 min readBy Published On: July 10th, 2015Categories: Features0 Comments on Spirit of ’76

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The Lee kids are some serious history buffs.  In particular, the Revolutionary War – which is fitting since they live a half a block away from Dorchester Heights at Thomas Park.  In case you flunked American History, Dorchester Heights in South Boston is the spot where the Minutemen, led by General George Washington,  forced the British to evacuate Boston in 1776.  It was the first Colonial victory of the Revolutionary War.  It’s also the original reason we celebrate the parade in March – for Evacuation Day which is March 17th.  

Andrew Lee, age 10, enjoys learning about the Revolutionary War.  “The history of it all is right in my own backyard,” says Andrew. He and his siblings, Catherine (11), Mary (8) and Martin (6) attend a Revolutionary War reenacting camp where they don Colonial dress and learn all there is to know about that historic time period.  “We do the chores that they would do in the late 1700’s like gardening, blacksmithing and we even have soldier day,” says Andrew.  When asked who his favorite Revolutionary patriot is, he smiles and says, “George Washington.” 

This camp takes place in Augusta, Maine at Fort Western.

A special thank you to Deb McCarthy for these beautiful photos taken near Dorchester Heights at No Man’s Land.