Lexington Green, 2004 Re-enactment
Lexington Green, 2011 Re-enactment
Concord Bridge Re-enactment, 2011
Concord re-enactment, 2009
Battle Road re-enactments, 2004
Re-enactment from 2008 at Menotomy (now Arlington, MA) which is between Lexington and Cambridge) - this was the site of the bloodiest fighting on April 19, 1775 - high numbers of militiaman from the hinterlands converged here, and the British had to send a huge rescue column out to rescue the detachment.
An alternate history moment - link to earlier thread:
You Tube video from 2008 called "The Shot Heard Round the Round" put together by a young woman from the University of Maine who worked one summer for the National Park Service at The Minuteman National Park
Wikipedia article on the Poem "Concord Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson, about the events at the Concord Bridge.
has original text related to this article: Concord Hymn
By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to Aprilís breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.
The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit, that made those spirits dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.
(Note: This version is from The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1904), edited by Edward Waldo Emerson
, who noted, "From a copy of this hymn as first printed on slips for distribution among the Concord people at the celebration of the completion of the monument on the battle-ground, I note the differences from the poem here given as finally revised by Mr. Emerson in the Selected Poems