The five of you have gotten off at the Park Street T stop in Boston .
You’re going to follow the red brick road known as the Freedom Trail .
The red bricks on both sides of the streets lead you to places that have something to do with not only the history of Boston , but in a way , the history of the United States .
The first starting point on the Freedom Trail is the Park Street Church , which was founded in 1809 and where a lot of abolitionists against slavery worshipped .
One of them , William Lloyd Garrison , preached against slavery .
The song , ” My Country Tis Of Thee ” , was first sung here .
How ironic .
The British sing this song also .
They know it as ” God Save The Queen . ”
As the five of you keep walking , you are passing one of the two cemeteries along the Freedom Trail .
The first one is the Old Granary Burying Ground , and it’s basically across the street from the Park Street Church .
The gravestones look like a who’s who in Revolutionary War Boston History .
Paul Revere , John Hancock , Samuel Adams , and some victims of the Boston Massacre are all buried here .
As all of you are walking towards Boston City Hall , one of the girls points out one of the city’s most famous hotels , The Parker House , which is now known as the Omni Parker House .
This is the place where JFK announced that he was running for president .
The last stop for the day is the second cemetery known as the Kings Chapel Burial Ground .
This cemetery houses the remains of people known and unknown to some of you , like William Dawes .
” William Dawes ? It says that he was one of the Sons of Liberty ? I don’t remember hearing about him . Who was he? , ” asks your girlfriend .
Yes, it’s the one who kept cutting American History classes .
The rest of you have to laugh .
” He was the other guy who rode with Paul Revere . ” , one of you replies .
” Oh , okay . ”