MASSACHUSETTS: APRIL 19. 1775: “THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD”
The Massachusetts Militia is storing weapons in the town of Concord, MA. About 700 British troops are sent to destroy the military supplies. Patriot leaders have learned of the British plans and begin organizing. The night before the British raid, Paul Revere takes off on his famous “midnight ride” to warn the local militiamen (Minutemen).
The first shots are fired just as the sun begins to rise in Lexington, MA. The militias fall back as the British advance upon Concord. At Concord, 500 “rag tag” militiamen fight the King’s troops. The “red coats” retreat after a pitched battle in open territory. More militiamen arrive and inflict heavy damage on the British, firing upon from behinds trees as they march back towards Boston. The war for American independence is on! The Battle of Lexington and Concord will go down in history as “the shot heard around the world.”
Welcome to Massachusetts bitches!
MASSACHUSETTS: APRIL 19, 2013: “THE WHIMPER HEARD AROUND THE WORLD”
Modern day Bostonians obey mandatory lockdown orders as they cower in their homes. When the ‘Boston Marathon Bomber” is supposedly caught, the Massachusetts Mice emerge from their homes to cheer their Federal masters. What a difference 238 years makes!
“Thank you! Thank you!”