The Patriot Post® · Monday Open Thread

On this day in 1775, the American Revolution began when the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired. The battles of Lexington and Concord opened the war that resulted in American independence.

On siting British Troops, Captain John Parker, commander of the militiamen at Lexington, Massachusetts, said, “Don’t fire unless fired upon. But if they want a war let it begin here.”