This is a discussion on Today in history: "The shot heard round the world.” within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; The battles of Lexington & Concord April 19, 1775 . The first military skirmish in our fight for independence. Concord Hymn Ralph Waldo Emerson: Written ...
The battles of Lexington & Concord April 19, 1775. The first military skirmish in our fight for independence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Written in 1837 for the dedication of the obelisk raised to commemorate the battles.
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 to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, are 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.
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We need to remember this now. Especially how and why the started a revolution. We need to protect the rights they were willing to die so that we can live with the freedom that we have now.
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