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Patriot’s Day – An American Act Of Defiance

Each year, we remind our readers of the events of April 19th, 1775. Rebellion had been brewing on the North American continent for years. Finally, in the early hours of the day, an American Army fired on British troops, starting a war that would last for over eight years and see the ascendency of the American Eagle over this land we now call the United States.

This battle is also where we draw our concept of the iconic Minute Man from.

Each Patriot’s Day, we honor those men at Concord and consider what it must have been for them to stand there together, in the face of the world’s greatest army and take up arms in the defense of their colony from oppression.

This militia came together on that morning to protect their arms from seizure by an oppressive government. That is a fact.


“Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
-John Parker
Captain of Militia

As the initial volleys of fire were exchanged near daybreak on Lexington Green, colonial volunteers fell back in the face of over 500 occupying British troops. But as the battle moved on to Concord, the tide turned, and the redcoats were routed as more and more colonists joined the fray.

The British troops retreated through Concord where they were reinforced. Despite boasting a strength of 1700 men, they remained no match for the determined colonists who forced them to retreat to the safety of Charlestown in Boston. The militiamen continued their pursuit which transformed into the Siege of Boston.

Today, join me in remembering those American warriors who pledged their lives to give us our hard fought freedoms and this great land.

11 Responses to “Patriot’s Day – An American Act Of Defiance”

  1. Baldwin says:

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

  2. G1E says:

    “Anything, Anyplace, Anytime”…

  3. Montana Jedi says:

    I tip my hat Brothers.

  4. Mills says:

    Love and respect to my blood Amos and Elisha – two brothers Mills stood and were slain at Lexington. Continue to rest in power Uncle Amos and Uncle Elisha (pronounced Elijah).

  5. Stefan S. says:

    As one who has 23 ancestors that fought in the American Revolution, this day is a special one. More should be done to honor the sacrifice the Original Patriots endured. We owe everything we have to them.

  6. Joe_K says:

    Always passes so quietly. Never forget.

  7. stan says:

    If they could the country they fought for now… jeez.

  8. El Terryble says:

    “Our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor”

  9. Ex Coelis says:

    A very Happy Patriot’s Day(from Canada) to any and all of our southern cousins