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Patriots Day and the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

Minuteman Statue depicting Captain John Parker

“The Lexington Minuteman.”

April 19 is Patriots Day in New England, commemorating the 1775 Battle of Lexington and the Battle of Concord. They were the opening battles between the American colonists and the British soldiers, where the Minutemen stood their ground and faced the might and majesty of the Crown. It was the “shot heard ’round the world.”

The statue represents Captain John Parker, and was sculpted by Henry Hudson Kitson. Erected in 1900 in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Photo by Stan Shebs, 1993.

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