Iâ€™m sorry I did not do this sooner, but happy Patriotsâ€™ Day! As some of you older people may recall, April 19 is the date the â€œShot Heard â€˜Round the Worldâ€ was fired, launching the American Revolution.
Unrest had been brewing for a while, and it came to a head when the British sent troops to confiscate firearms stored at Bunker Hill. It is not clear whether or not the British declared a â€œstate of emergencyâ€ or not. The site of the first skirmish was a wooden bridge in Concord, Massachusetts where the famous shot was fired.
Alas, many other events have competed for mind space regarding the nineteenth of April; from the bombing of the federal government building in Oklahoma City, to the execution of the Final Solution by the FBI to solve the Branch Davidian problem, to the Boston Marathon.
While the Main Stream Media (MSM) remains fixated on one or more of these other events, the rest of us can pause, and give thanks for that shot; that shot that changed the world for the better.
If you need help getting into the mood, click here to read the Concord Hymn by Emerson.
God bless America.