Where am I??
The date is April 19,1775. The videos and images give clues to a very important location in the history of the United States. At the end of this blog, I will reveal the answer.
Did you figure out where I am? I am in Massachusetts. I am at a location where a bunch of pitchfork farmers changed the course of human events. I am in the town of Lexington where the Red Coats were marching toward the town of Concord to confiscate weapons stored by the Sons of Liberty. Paul Revere, along with others, on the night of April 18th rode from Boston towards Lexington to alert the countryside and to warn Sam Adams and John Hancock that the British were heading to arrest them. Paul Revere did not make it Concord as he was stopped and his horse was taken. However, the farmers were awake and waiting for the British army to approach. As the sun rose on the morning of April 19,1775, the farmers in Lexington and the British soldiers faced one another unsure of what to do. A shot was fired and the Revolutionary War began. No one knows who fired the first shot but there was no turning back, the colonists were now involved in a war against the greatest power in the world at that time.After this shot was fired, the whole world was watching to see if the untrained colonial militia would pull off defeating a super power.
This place tells a story on the markers of the dead, on the monument, and on the houses left behind. This story is one of guts, glory, determination and about beating the odds. The story is that of how we became the United States of America and why I am proud to be an American.