Fifth graders enjoyed a visit from “Robert Revere” and two of his fellow Colonial soldiers. Dressed in authentic Revolutionary War garments, the soldiers shared their experiences from the side of the trained colonial soldier and that of the militia volunteer. Students were taught how to load a musket and attach a bayonet. In addition, they held samples of colonial tea bricks, sugar, coins, and children’s toys. The students’ knowledge of all things Revolutionary War was quite impressive to the guests! A new fun fact they learned was that if a soldier’s uniform had red hearts stitched on the tails of the coat, that soldier was off limits to the ladies; he had a wife or fiancé waiting for him at home.