Flag Field for Heroes at the Nathan Hale Homestead

Hartford, CT – Connecticut Landmarks’ Nathan Hale Homestead is honoring our heroes during the month of May with our 2nd annual Flag Field for Heroes! Visit the Homestead on a Saturday or Sunday in May from 12 to 4 pm to purchase an American Flag in honor of a military service member, veteran or hero. The Flag Field for Heroes will be on display from Saturday, April 27th through Friday, May 31st. Cost is $10 per flag. Flags are currently on sale and can be purchased by contacting 860.742.6917 or hale@ctlandmarks.org.

 

An Opening Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 27th at 11 am. Join us for light refreshments, and hear the Coventry High School chorus perform the National Anthem. Site Administrator Anne Marie Charland will give brief remarks, and one of our young campers will read the poem “Nathan Hale”. Then experience a tour of the Homestead, birthplace of State Hero Nathan Hale. Tours available until 1 pm. Opening ceremony is free, regular admission applies for house tour.

 

The Flag Field for Heroes is presented in collaboration with the Coventry Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Coventry American Legion. The Homestead is also a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, active duty military personnel and their families, enjoy free admission all summer long. A collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families & the Department of Defense. The Homestead offers free admission to veterans throughout the season.

 

The Nathan Hale Homestead is located at 2299 South Street in Coventry, CT 06238 and is open for regular tours from May through October. For hours or more information, visit www.ctlandmarks.org; www.facebook.com/NathanHaleHomestead; call (860) 742-6917; or email hale@ctlandmarks.org.

About the Nathan Hale Homestead

Nathan Hale Homestead is the birthplace of Connecticut’s State Hero, Nathan Hale, who was hanged as a spy during the Revolutionary War. The house, built in 1776, belonged to Nathan’s parents and family, and is located on the only site he ever called home. Its furnishings include several Hale family possessions and other collections amassed by Connecticut lawyer and philanthropist George Dudley Seymour, who purchased the Homestead in 1914 and began a program of restoration that is largely preserved today. The Hale Homestead is situated on 17 acres, adjoining the 1500-acre Nathan Hale State Forest, lending to the site’s substantial rural character. 

 

About the Coventry Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a non-profit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. The Coventry branch was founded in 1989.  

 

About the Coventry American Legion Post 52

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. The Coventry American Legion Post 52 was founded in 1921.

 

About Connecticut Landmarks

Connecticut Landmarks’ mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections and stories and presenting programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.

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