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US, British war dead honoured at site where Revolution began

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: National Post

BOSTON - The British are coming again - this time in friendship.
A memorial honouring fallen soldiers from the U.S. and Britain is being dedicated this month, and the venue couldn't be more ironic: Boston's historic Old North Church, where the American Revolution pitting rebellious colonists against English troops basically began.
“It's the one place in Boston where you wouldn't expect this to happen,” said Simon Boyd, a British-born real estate executive and Royal Air Force veteran leading the initiative.
On April 18, 1775, two lanterns were displayed from the steeple of the church - a prearranged signal from Paul Revere that the British were heading to Lexington and Concord by sea across the Charles River rather than by land. That event, immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem, “Paul Revere's Ride,” ignited the war of independence from Britain.
But Old North Church, Boston's oldest surviving house of worship and the city's most-visited historical site, since has become a symbol of...

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