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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


'Twas on 19 April 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with "the shot heard 'round the world".

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"Stand your ground!"


(Sung to the tune of "OLD HUNDRED", also known as, "DOXOLOGY")

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.

Captain John Parker
As you and your loved ones celebrate this day, I highly recommend watching the WALT DISNEY motion picture production, "JOHNNY TREMAIN", which can be viewed on line at the AMAZON web site, where you may also wish to purchase the DVD of the movie, "APRIL MORNING", which I very HIGHLY recommend.

After Action Report of Captain John Parker
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