November 2014, Reader Submission, Charlestown, Landmark


bunker hill monument (jenna mead)

bunker hill monument (jenna mead)

Today's photo comes from Jenna Mead, an MIT student living in Charlestown. Jenna has this to say about Boston:

"What I like most about Boston -- specifically Charlestown-- is its ability to be dynamic. My boyfriend is in the Coast Guard and our favorite activity in the city is running along the Charles. My boyfriend likes to observe people along the Esplanade marching to their own drum, and I enjoy the city's four seasons. Boston keeps me on my toes."

Prospect Hill Monument, in Union Square, Somerville, commemorates the supposed raising of the first American flag of the thirteen colonies, by George Washington, on January 1, 1776. Because of its panoramic views of Boston, Prospect Hill, was strategically important during both the Revolutionary and Civil War. Originally named, San Pit Square, and then, Liberty Pole Square, Union Square was re-named after it was used as a recruitment center for Union soldiers during the Civil War.

For those still in the Halloween spirit, Paranormal Hood, a paranormal group from Boston, investigated Prospect Hill Monument to see if there were any spirits left over from the Revolutionary War.

If that's not your thing, you can check out photos from last year's Raising of the Great Union Flag re-enactment ceremony.