The Commander in Chief, 1775

This is (finally) and update to the January 26 post, "Who's the Commander?"

The Commander is none other than George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.

Below is a diorama in the lobby of the Commander Hotel in titled "Washington Takes Command - July 3, 1775, Cambridge Massachusetts."



 Across the street in the Cambridge Common is this memorial:



It reads:

UNDER THIS TREE
WASHINGTON
FIRST TOOK COMMAND
OF THE
AMERICAN ARMY
JULY 3, 1775.


In the Background behind the marker, you can see the Commander hotel. Just a few feet away, are the cannon left behind in Boston, after Washington chased the British out of town!



This one reads:

THESE CANNON
WERE ABANDONED
AT
FORT INDEPENDENCE
(CASTLE WILLIAM)
BY THE
BRITISH FORCES
WHEN THEY EVACUATED
THE
CITY OF BOSTON
MARCH 17, 1776


There is so much more to see! Hopefully you can make it to Boston someday and see it all in person. Here. Where it all began. I am so fortunate that I see these markers as I go about my business every day in Boston and the surrounding area.

These are my postcards to you, so that you may share a little of my world and deepen your knowledge of history and appreciation of how our country came into being.

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