Connecticut’s State Hero – Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale was born on June 6, 1755.
In 1773, Nathan Hale graduated from Yale University.
He worked as a schoolteacher until the year 1775, when the American Revolutionary War began.
Nathan Hale joined the Connecticut militia. He volunteered to spy on the British troops, but he had never trained to be a spy.
It is not clear how the British found out he was a spy, but when they discovered his secret, they arrested him.
It is said that Nathan Hale’s last words were, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country”.
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