For their Extraordinary Woman, Maria D'Itria's fifth graders chose Sarah Josepha Hale and marched to nearby Bunker Hill Monument. A crusading 19th century magazine editor, Hale urged New England women to organize the Bunker Hill Monument Fair. This weeklong arts and crafts event earned $30,035.53, enough money to help bankroll the 221 foot obelisk marking the site of the Revolutionary Battle in Charlestown, Mass.
(excerpted from article reporting student march: Monumental Omission, Boston Herald, Monday, May 6, 1996)

Here is the students' chant about Hale's efforts:

The Ladies of the Monument

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We're here to set the story straight!

The Monument is now complete
Because of the ladies' crafts
So Neat!

30 Grand was far to go
But the ladies couldn't
Stand to hear "No!"

So together they planned,
Together they worked
And from their goals
They never shirked!

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We're here to set the story straight!