US, British war dead honored at site where Revolution began

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 photo, a plaque marks the tomb of Revolutionary War British Marine Major John Pitcairn in the basement of Old North Church, in Boston. Pitcairn was buried at the church after he was mortally wounded during the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. A bronze wreath and plaque that forms part of a memorial, which includes thousands of dog tags honoring soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been installed on the grounds of the church. The new plaque and wreath help explain the meaning of the dog tags and acknowledge Britain’s contribution and sacrifice. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 photo Tim Wenrich, of Boston, caretaker at Old North Church, stands near a bronze wreath, right, that is part of a memorial that honors fallen soldiers from the U.S. and Britain, on the grounds of the church in Boston. Since 2005, thousands of military dog tags have hung like wind chimes outside the church in touching tribute to American forces killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The new plaque and wreath will explain the meaning of the dog tags and acknowledge Britain’s contribution and sacrifice. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 photo Old North Church stands behind a statue of Paul Revere in the North End neighborhood of Boston. A bronze wreath and plaque that forms part of a memorial, which includes thousands of dog tags honoring soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been installed on the grounds of the church. The new plaque and wreath help explain the meaning of the dog tags and acknowledge Britain’s contribution and sacrifice. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON — The British are coming again — this time in friendship.

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