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Here are 10 little known facts about the Revolutionary War:

1.  The Boston Tea Party had a sequel:  Boston's Sons of Liberty felt the need to hammer the point home with a 2nd party on 3/7/1774.  Why didn't anyone hear about it?  Probably because they grabbed only 16 chests of tea, lol.
2.  Sweet Revenge:  While it was common practice to tar and feather Loyalists, the Daughters of Liberty had a less painful alternative - they used molasses and flowers instead, LOL.  

​3.  Where's the Independence:  The word 'independence' never appears in the Declaration of Independence - rather it's titled "The "unanimous" Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.
4.  Drag King on the front line: In 1782, 21-year-old Deborah Sampson dressed as a man, called herself Robert Shurtlieff Sampson (after a deceased brother), and enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts Regiment of the Continental Army. She served for over a year, until a doctor discovered her secret while treating her for an unhealed injury. She was discharged with honor.
5.  Forget that Paul Revere guy; meet Sybil:  The Boston silversmith was actually accompanied by as many as 40 other men on his midnight ride to sound the alarm that the British were coming. But two years later, 16-year-old Sybil Ludington, the daughter of a colonel, rode 40 miles on her own from 9 p.m. to dawn to alert New York militia members that the Brits were burning down Danbury, Connecticut.
6.  British Invasion on Broadway:  In cities such as New York that were controlled by the British Army, some soldiers took time to act in professionally produced plays during the war.
7.  Jack Sparrow, Patriot?  Since they didn’t have money for a big navy, the Continental Congress hired privateers, aka pirates, to attack British ships. They were then supposed to split the booty with the U.S.
8.  The 1st CIA:  Spying played a huge role in the war, and agents on both sides sent messages using invisible ink.
9.  Thank that French Kid:  The Marquis de Lafayette, who was instrumental in General Washington’s defeat of the British at Yorktown in 1781, was only 19 when he joined the Continental Army as a major general in 1777.
10.  George Washington's teeth were a lie:  The general’s dentures weren’t made of wood, as legend has it, but rather of hippopotamus ivory and cows’ teeth, held in place by metal springs. Fancy that!
—Sabrina Rojas Weiss

50 years later and still smiling
50 years later and still smiling
     
     The Liberty High School, Class of '67, 50th Reunion was a huge success!  A hearty 'thank you' goes out to all who attended. The Reunion Committee members are elated with the results of this effort.  Everyone reconnected in marvelous ways.  The display's that were set up had a steady stream of classmates gazing at the pictures and items brought in by other classmates. The room was filled with constant chatter and laughter as people met classmates they hadn't seen in 50 years!  All our hopes came alive yesterday as we, on the reunion committee, watched and mingled with people having a great time.  I believe we will all carry many warm memories with us for years to come from this milestone event.  
     Another thank you goes out to our guest speaker, Gary Lavelle for the warm and wise words he gave us.  Thank you for sharing your heart with us.  Many will carry those words with them for a long time to come.
     Thanks also goes out to John Bereuter, for his help in setting up and tearing down.  He also contributed many pieces of memorabilia to our display table.  Thanks John.  You've got the gift of helps.
     Another huge thank you goes to our tour guide, John Quigley, and Liberty High School for allowing us to see the new renovations made to our ole' Alma Mater.  It was fun. We were all so impressed with the wonderful new additions and changes made to so many areas of the campus.  The cafeteria was amazing and the pool....Wow! I wanted to jump in and take a swim, lol.  
     But all things must come to an end and even though it's over, the memories we took with us from this weekend will warm our hearts for a long time to come.  Stay connected to this website for future events, maybe even before 5 more years :)



 
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There are pictures of the 10th, 35th and 40th reunions on the "Photo Albums" webpage and some on the "Class Reunions" page.  Visit them to see who you may know or remember.  Don't forget to update your profile or post your own pics and current photos.  We love to see how everyone is doing! 

 
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