Each year, the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. host a Nathan Hale Day Commemoration at the foot of the Nathan Hale Statue in Manhattan’s City Hall Park.
We regret that we were unable to meet in person to honor Nathan Hale on this anniversary of his death, September 22.
In lieu of our usual in person gathering, we have put together a virtual Commemoration to honor the sacrifice Nathan Hale made for our burgeoning country.
Join Nathan Hale Day Chairman Michael Coneys, as well as SRNY President Peter C. Hein, Yale Club President Neil Hohmann and Borough of Manhattan Parks Commissioner William Castro, as they talk about the significance Nathan Hale has to each of their organizations.
Learn more about the story of Nathan Hale’s short but remarkable life in this extensive Blog Post written by Fraunces Tavern Museum’s Mary Tsaltas Ottomanelli.
“Nathan Hale was the sixth of the Hale children, born on June 6th, 1755, into a respectable Puritan family in Coventry, Connecticut. Hale’s early life was spent much like children living in the countryside in the 18th century – fishing, hunting, and chores to maintain the homestead.
In 1769, Hale and his brother Enoch left Coventry for higher education at Yale University, where the curriculum focused more on classics and religion. Hale’s classmates spoke highly of him: “No young man of his years put forth a fairer promise of future usefulness and celebrity; the fortunes of none were fostered more sincerely by the generous good wishes of his superiors.”…