11 thoughts on “Celebrating the “Shot Heard Round the World””

  1. We bought the two-DVD set of School House Rock for our kids. The wife and I both watched it growing up, and thought the next generation would benefit.

    Plus the tunes are damn catchy. :)

  2. Lots of momentous events happened today besides Lexington and Concord. Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, April 19, 1943. The destruction by fire of the Waco buildings and dozens of people inside, April 19, 1993.

  3. It’s an appropriate day to read (perhaps aloud) this chapter “The General Rising of America” from George Bancroft’s History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent (1886).

    We don’t write history like this anymore–and it’s really quite a shame, even though it lacks the objectivity that we are supposed to have.

  4. It is a little known fact that,after the first shot was fired, someone in the crowd was heard to say “oops,sorry” and it was said with British accent.

  5. Ceefour, everything was said with a British accent back then!

    I’ve taken to call this day “Lexington Day”, as an opportunity to reflect on the American Revolution. Yesterday, my family intended to have johnnycakes and ham for dinner (it’s sort-of Colonial fare; we need to do more research) and to have a lesson on Lexington and Concord.

    We didn’t get around to it, because of car troubles: we spent the day looking for a new family vehicle instead. We’ll get around to doing something, though, hopefully tomorrow!

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