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POLL: Should Bunker Hill Day be a National Event?

Cast your vote and share your opinion in the comments section.

Congressman Michael Capuano told a crowd at Sunday's Bunker Hill Associates Breakfast that he would be willing to sponsor a bill to make Bunker Hill Day a national event, but he would need to see a swell of local support first.

The Boston Herald posted video from the breakfast, where Capuano told attendees that the Battle of Bunker Hill "says more about America... than almost anything since."

In the Herald article, both City Councilor Sal LaMattina and U.S. Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren supported Capuano's idea.

What do you think?

Jay K. June 12, 2012 at 06:21 PM
First they come for our little red cups. Then they come for our freedom. Tyranny, I say... tyranny.
Timbo June 12, 2012 at 07:13 PM
I agree it should be a national holiday,every kid in america reads about it in their history books. yea we lost the battle so what...but,WE WON THE WAR!
Elaine Donovan June 12, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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don young June 12, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Psychcologically we won that battle. British troops were unnerved by the resistance they met. Two attempts to make it up the hill failed. The third attempt was successful only because the colonials ran out of ammunition not by lack of resolve. Just a local event? The colonial resolve set the tone for the rest of the war and the eventual defeat of the British. Down playing this battle is a disservice and dishonor to the veterans who fought it and died.
Kerri Singleton June 14, 2012 at 01:25 PM
We dont need Bunkerhill Day to sit in lawn chairs and get drunk! You dont know anything I take it !

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