In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Long Beach Washington and the Second Continental Congress
(Brian Hartenstein and Daughters Running on Long Beach, Washington)
The Second Continental Congress met on May 10th, 1775 and managed the Colonial War effort, moving slowly toward adopting a Declaration of Independence. The congress was made up of delegates from the 13 Original Colonies and met in Philadelphia where on June 14th they created a Continental Army made of colonial militia and named George Washington Commander in Chief. The First Continental Congress served from September 5 to October 26, 1774.