Paul Revere rode to Lexington to warn Captain John Parker that The British had left Boston to seek and destroy any arms and munitions that they could find. Parker roused his militia called Minutemen to prevent this from happening. With 77 men the Minutemen held off and turned back over 700 well-trained British Government troops. Eight Minutemen died that day. They died for you, our children, and me.
Captain Parker said, “Stand your ground, don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have war, let it begin here”! This was the beginning of the American Revolution and our freedom from an oppressive government. It was also the first major defiance of the American people against gun control.
Do not allow this day to be forgotten. It is part of our proud heritage as Americans. It is a good day to fly our flag in remembrance of the American Revolution, Patriots’ Day.