The Shot Heard Round the World
This weekend is a very significant one in the history of our country. On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride, which has forever been memorialized by Longfellow.
Because of his heroism, the militia was warned and on April 19, 1775, the Battle of Lexington and Concord took place. Today is the 244th anniversary of the “Shot Heard Round the World.”
That battle was in a sense the beginning of America’s independence. It was civilian, militia who in the service to their country started the American Revolution and won our independence and freedom.
It is because of these brave individuals that our founding wanted to preserve the rights of honest citizens to bear arms. It is why the 2nd Amendment is a fundamental and an important right in our country.
Today, we celebrate an event that launched our nation to greatness. Let’s make sure we are doing our part to preserve those freedoms our Founding Fathers fought and died for when the first shots of the American Revolution were fired.