The Forgotten Holiday | 7/9/2019 | Dr. Tom Barrett
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On April 19, 1775, an event took place that marked the beginning of the American Revolution. It has come to be known as “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World.” Yet no holiday commemorates this momentous moment in our nation’s history. I think I know why.

Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride on the night of April 18, 1775, warning all in his path, “The redcoats are coming!”

Redcoats - Soldiers - Village - Lexington - Massachusetts

The “redcoats”, British regular soldiers, were coming to the tiny village of Lexington, Massachusetts, because they hoped to find and capture or kill two of America’s greatest patriots,...
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