dearJulius.com Write For Us

Young history buff's wish granted on Patriots' Day

SHARE:

© Provided by Hearst Television, Inc.

WCVB Boston

On this Patriot’s Day, one teenager’s dream came true on the Battle Field of Lexington Green.

John McConnell led the pack of minutemen reenacting the march to Concord 243 years after the battle was fought. The 14-year-old is a revolutionary history superfan.

“It's a really cool story about how certain groups were able to beat the British and become their own country,” said John.

John has a type of muscular dystrophy. He traveled all the way from Alaska to participate in Monday's reenactment thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“It's been amazing,” said Jackie McConnell, John’s mom. “It's been such a heartwarming experience. The minutemen and the guys from the British side the 10th and the 4th have just surrounded John.”

John’s wish was to combine his two loves: the American Revolution and playing the drums.

“It's something that I could do that my friends didn't want to do because they could play sports and I couldn't,” said John.

Monday, everyone is marching to the beat of John’s drum. He said he’ll never forget this very special gift, all thanks to Make-A-Wish.

“It feels really awesome,” John said. “Thank you for helping me make this wish possible.”

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

Offbeat,966,
ltr
item
Offbeat - U.S. Daily News: Young history buff's wish granted on Patriots' Day
Young history buff's wish granted on Patriots' Day
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xcRTOnxUqKM/WtZZGfwhCkI/AAAAAAAADAw/RO5azTthmxk9Fm3qA6hXIvaQ1k_RTcyegCLcBGAs/s1600/xoxo.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xcRTOnxUqKM/WtZZGfwhCkI/AAAAAAAADAw/RO5azTthmxk9Fm3qA6hXIvaQ1k_RTcyegCLcBGAs/s72-c/xoxo.jpg
Offbeat - U.S. Daily News
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/2018/04/young-history-buff-wish-granted-on.html
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/
https://offbeat.dailynews.us.com/2018/04/young-history-buff-wish-granted-on.html
true
4914311829982822994
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy