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    The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, within the towns of Lexington, Concord, Lincoln, Menotomy (present-day Arlington), and Cambridge, near Boston. The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America.
    About 700 British Army regulars, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, were given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord. Through effective intelligence gathering, Patriot colonials had received word weeks before the expedition that their supplies might be at risk, and had moved most of them to other locations. They also received details about British plans on the night before the battle, and were able to rapidly notify the area militias of the military movement.
    The first shots were fired just as the sun was rising at Lexington. The militia were outnumbered and fell back, and the regulars proceeded on to Concord, where they searched for the supplies. At the North Bridge in Concord, several hundred militiamen fought and defeated three companies of the King's troops. The outnumbered regulars fell back from the Minutemen after a pitched battle in open territory.
    More militiamen arrived soon thereafter and inflicted heavy damage on the regulars as they marched back towards Boston. Upon returning to Lexington, Smith's expedition was rescued by reinforcements under Lieutenant-General Hugh Percy. The combined force, now of about 1,700 men, marched back to Boston under heavy fire in a tactical withdrawal and eventually reached the safety of Charlestown. The accumulated militias blockaded the narrow land accesses to Charlestown and Boston, starting the Siege of Boston.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his "Concord Hymn", described the first shot fired by the Patriots at the North Bridge as the "shot heard 'round the world," even though it was not the first shot of the war.


    Today we have an opportunity to celebrate that day by joining many, (hopefully millions) of our fellow patriot citizens in a similar stand for our sovereignty and freedoms.

    Please go to http://www.ignatius-piazza-front-sig...r-and-capsize/ to get information as to how we can make a difference on this day. If all of us do this I feel we can help make a very big statement to those who wish to tread on our unalienable rights. This link is to a blog called "front sight" which advocates for our 2nd Amendment rights.

    When you go to this link you will be amused by the ignorance of some of our elected officials in Congress. After reading the article and viewing the short amusing video and about half way down the page it will give information as to just how we can join together and make a loud statement to Washington.

    I truly hope all of us check this out and participate. Thank you!

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    "By the Rude Bridge that Arched the Flood;

    Their banners to April's Breeze unfurl'd

    There the embattled Farmers stood

    And fired the Shot heard 'round the World"

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    This site is getting to be too full of nuts..

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    Alexcabbie wrote:
    This site is getting to be too full of nuts..
    Please explain!

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    OCinColorado wrote:
    Alexcabbie wrote:
    This site is getting to be too full of nuts..
    Please explain!
    I'm only presuming here, but, I'd imagine that is a reference to the nut who interjected his troll-ness into a conversation that had nothing to do with him, OC, CC, Louisiana or the like. It's likely a comment toward the nut-troll who felt the need to make an attempt to inflame where no need existed.

    But, that's my take on the "This site is getting to be too full of nuts." comment. I can only speak for myself and how I interpreted it.

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    JeepSeller wrote:
    OCinColorado wrote:
    Alexcabbie wrote:
    This site is getting to be too full of nuts..
    Please explain!
    I'm only presuming here, but, I'd imagine that is a reference to the nut who interjected his troll-ness into a conversation that had nothing to do with him, OC, CC, Louisiana or the like. It's likely a comment toward the nut-troll who felt the need to make an attempt to inflame where no need existed.

    But, that's my take on the "This site is getting to be too full of nuts." comment. I can only speak for myself and how I interpreted it.
    Ok, I can live with that!

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    It'scalled a "drive-by trolling"

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