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“If they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” … Captain John Parker

It can be forgotten, given our preference to 3-day weekends, but today is the REAL Patriots Day. On this day, April 19, 1775, 70-odd members of a small Massachusetts colony town, assembled in the cold, damp darkness of an April morning, awaiting their fates at the hands of the cream of the British army. On the eve of the American Revolution – The War For Independence – this was the precursor to the shot heard round the world that would occur just hours later at the nearby town of Concord. By the end of the day, the spark ignited by this measly force, trembling on the Green at Lexington, would have the British troops, mangled and bloody, fighting dearly for their lives on the way back to Boston. The Birth of a Nation occurred on this little patch of earth, preserved to this day, and surrounded by historic homes & buildings, known as Battle Green! http://www.mohicanpress.com/battles/ba01002.html

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