Friday, February 20, 2009

Vote for the Boston Harbor Islands

The U.S. Mint has decided to continue its program of dedicating the reverse of a quarter ("tails") to an image related to one of the fifty states. Last time around, the Massachusetts quarter featured a depiction of the Minuteman statue in Concord superimposed over the state. This time, the quarter will feature national historical places, national parks, or other sites of national interest. You can help choose which site is featured on the quarter by voting at this web site. There are many worthy choices. I'm biased, obviously based on my book, but I'm casting a vote for the Boston Harbor Islands (under Suffolk County), home of the nation's first lighthouse, Boston Light, which has greeted visitors to Boston and immigrants to America for nearly 300 years. I think the beacon would be a great image for the quarter. You can vote as often as you like, so here's your chance to legally vote early and vote often. 

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