Two hundred thirty-three years ago today, Nathan Hale was hanged by the British for spying. General Washington had asked for a volunteer to shadow the movements of Howe's troops. Twenty-one year old Yale graduate Captain Hale stepped forward, thus giving his life for the freedom of a new nation.
"I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
Nathan Hale, June 6, 1755 - September 21, 1776 RIP
Please read the story of Nathan Hale by Rev. Edward Everett Hale at