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Wednesday 19 April 2017

Patriots’ Day in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Public School Observance Day to mark the date in 1775 when shots were fired in Lexington, beginning of the Revolutionary War. (Event Date: April 19)
On April 19th, 1775 Massachusetts militia stood against 700 British troops. The British troops were on their way to Concord to raid a stockpile of weapons.
The Massachusetts militia (referred to as minutemen) took their cue from Samuel Prescott, William Dawes, and Paul Revere on that day.
The first shot of the American Revolutionary War occurred on April 19th, 1775. It is referred to as the ’Shot heard ’round the world’. The first shot resulted in a gun battle that ended with the deaths of eight minutemen. No British died at Lexington and they continued on to Concord.
The British lost the battle at Concord and they retreated to Boston in defeat.
Source: wi.gov
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’My country, right or wrong’ is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying ’My mother, drunk or sober.’
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