There was a rainy deluge the day we toured the Minute Man Park in Lexington. Hurricane Joaquin in the Atlantic and a huge front moving in from the west opened up the heavens. I loved it! I left dry Arizona to see some rain.
|Bridge where the shot heard round the world was fired (recreated)|
Some of the things I loved learning about were:
|Memorial to British Soldiers|
I loved the inscription on the memorial to the British Soldiers. It is the stanza of a poem and says:
They came three thousand miles
and died to keep the past upon its throne.
Beyond the ocean tide
Their English mother made her moan.
This statue depicts a colonial militiaman. In back of him is the plow he is leaving. The personal nature of the sacrifices made in the Revolutionary War are more real to me now.