Boston parking meters free on Monday for Bunker Hill Day
Boston drivers can take advantage of free metered parking in the city on Monday, June 18 in observance of Bunker Hill Day, according to the City of Boston’s official website.
Parking will be free at the 8,000 metered spaces in Boston. However, the time limit at meters will be monitored and enforced.Regularly scheduled street sweeping and other parking regulations will also still be in effect for Monday, except where parking signs specifically state that parking at the location is exempt on “Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays,” according to the city website.
The holiday commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, which took place on June 17, 1775, during the Revolutionary War.
Don Haska, secretary of the Bunker Hill Monument Association, told the Globe last weekend that the Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the most significant battles in American history.
Though the British won the battle, their well-trained soldiers took a major hit from scrappy militia forces.
“We had the British best and the common American militia,” Haska said. The revolutionaries “stopped the best.”Globe correspondent Evan Allen contributed to this story. Jaclyn Reiss can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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