The Minute Men

On April 19.1775 the shots were fired that would change history forever marking the beginning of the American Revolution paving way for the Declaration of Independance giving us Independance from the Brtish and the creation of  The United States of America.  My ancestors fought in this war and I am so proud to call this country mine. This post is kind of out of order as it should have come before Plymoth and before Concord, but I am having a hard time keeping up with all our comings and goings.  We visited the Minute Men on the  day we went to Harvard.

Concord Hymm written by Ralph Waldo Emerson so clearly describes the day.
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
   Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
   And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
   Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
   Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
   We set today a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
   When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
   To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
   The shaft we raise to them and thee.

I also found this fun video clip on You Tube. I used to love these School House Rock video clips they played on Saturday mornings along with the rest of the cartoon line up.


Shay Ankerich said…
You are having the best summer!!! Lots of traveling! Love it!!!

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