Rep. Carter Joined American Legion of CT in Hosting 30th Annual Nathan Hale Day Ceremony

Rep. Carter Joined American Legion of CT in Hosting 30th Annual Nathan Hale Day Ceremony

PHOTO CAPTION: On Wednesday, June 6, Nathan Hale’s birthday, Rep. Carter joined the American Legion of Connecticut in hosting the 30th Annual Nathan Hale Day Ceremony at the Connecticut State Capitol. Hale was born in Coventry, Connecticut in 1755 and was a soldier for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence gathering mission but was captured by the British and was hanged. He is best remembered for his last words: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

On Wednesday, Nathan Hale’s birthday, Rep. Carter joined the American Legion of Connecticut in hosting the 30th Annual Nathan Hale Day Ceremony at the Connecticut State Capitol.
Hale was born in Coventry, Connecticut in 1755 and was a soldier for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence gathering mission but was captured by the British and was hanged. He is best remembered for his last words: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
In 1985 the Connecticut General Assembly officially designated Hale as the state hero and a statue was erected in his honor in the State Capitol.
Rep. Carter spoke about Nathan Hale’s heroism and the significance of his sacrifice. He remarked that Hale’s story is a poignant reminder of the many Connecticut and U.S. residents who have died to preserve our freedoms.
The ceremony also included remarks from State Senator Tony Guglielmo, State Representative Timothy Ackert and a benediction from William Cancelli, Jr. The Coventry Nathan Hale Fife & Drum Corps played a musical selection and the ceremony was concluded by the laying of a wreath on the statue of Captain Nathan Hale.

PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Carter, who served as the keynote speaker, remarked about Nathan Hale’s heroism and the significance of his sacrifice. He noted that Hale’s story is a poignant reminder of the many Connecticut and U.S. residents who have died to preserve our freedoms. He stood in the Capitol before a statue erected in Hale’s honor in 1985 when June 6 was first designated Nathan Hale Day by the Connecticut General Assembly.

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