232nd Raising of the Grand Union Flag
at Prospect Hill Video

We are considering offers for the sale of this website.
Use the contact form in the left column to contact us for more information.

The Grand Union Flag was raised by George Washington on January 2, 1776 at Prospect Hill near his Cambridge headquarters during the Siege of Boston. The Continental Army was just reorganized on January 1 under the command of General Washington and this was the first flag the new army saw flying above them. Prospect Hill, now a part of Somerville, Massachusetts was a high spot in the area, so the flag could be seen for miles around.

Once a year, on the anniversary of the occasion, the citizens of Boston commemorate the raising of the Grand Union Flag with a ceremony on Prospect Hill. This video shows clips of the 232nd raising of the Grand Union Flag at Prospect Hill.

Red stars

Return to top of 232nd Raising of the Grand Union Flag

Revolutionary War and Beyond Home

Like This Page?

Facebook Comments

people have commented on this page. Share your thoughts about what you just read! Leave a comment in the box below.

Advertise on this site

Sign up for our
newsletter
Email

First Name

Then

More about newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter
Email

First Name

Then

More about newsletter


Patriotic Books & Gifts

Patriotic Jewelry

Prayer at Valley Forge

American Revolution Flags

Opus Americana