Lexington and Concord

This day, in 1775.

Now, it is difficult to overstate the importance of these two actions, the events that led to them, and more so the degree to which the colonists had prepared and planned and organized. As I have before, I will strongly recommend David Hackett Fischer’s truly exceptional book, Paul Revere’s Ride. It will, at the very least, remind you that truth is ever more interesting than fiction.

Do something today that those New England colonists would look well upon– clean your rifle, check your magazines, sharpen your blades.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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