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 Independence giving us Independence 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 Plymouth 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 Hymn was 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.


You are having the best summer!!! Lots of traveling! Love it!!!

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