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Shot Heard 'Round the World

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mac66, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. Powder burn

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    I had joined the RWVA for a 5 year membership last month. I came across this thread and really enjoyed the retelling of the events leading up to the beginning of the war. My 14 year old goes to a small private school and the principal is a history major. I related my experience with the RWVA and how they do presentations and he expressed interest in having a special assembly for the RWVA to do their presentation. I contacted the NC chapter and they would be more than happy to come to Lee Christian School and instill some American pride into the students.
    Long story short... I am really happy that this thread was posted and I'm sure the students will enjoy the presentation as much as I did. I am still looking forward to camping out and taking the riflemans course through Project Appleseed. A Garand is in my future as well thru CMP. What a great organization.
     
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    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

    Someone on this forum has some Samuel Adams quotes as their sig line (apologies could not locate who in time for this post); seems appropriate here...
     
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    Tag, thanks for the kind words. I am in the process of writing out the rest in adventure story form. I've had other instructors ask for it as well. I agree that this story would make a great mini-series.

    Powderburn: Thanks for stepping up and pushing the story out. All Americans need to hear it.

    To everyone else, If you are wondering what you can do to make a difference during these uncertain times, spreading the word about Appleseed is a good place to start. This is a grass roots effort whose sole purpose is to retell the story to as many Americans as we can in order to reawaken our heritage.

    If you like what you heard here, check out the RWVA and Appleseed. Then tell others.

    Book a free presentation for your school, group, club etc. We are really trying to push the presentations this year around April 19th, the 238th anniversary of the Shot Heard 'Round the World. Most libraries will give you a room for free if you have a library card or are a resident or are a tax free org like us. If you set it up, the RWVA will send someone to do a presentation.
     
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    mac - joined RWVA and hope I can take part!
     
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    Awesome Akita1 :D
     
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    A little more about Isaac Davis, the Captain of the Acton Militia

    You may recall that in the story Davis left his wife and children that morning in charge of his company of Action militia men. He turned to her and said, "Take good care of the children".

    Not very many people I tell the story to remember Isaac Davis by name, but most people have seen his likeness. The statue that stands in Concord is of Isaac Davis and was erected in 1875, the 100 year anniversary of the battle at the concord bridge. The statue features him with one hand on his musket and one hand on the plow. The sculptor studied his descendents for the image and used his actual plow as the model.

    The Reverend William Emerson who comforted the men before and after the battle and treated the wounded on his front lawn had a famous grandson, the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. In 1837 Emerson would write the famous Concord Hymm,

    “By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to Aprils’ breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world”

    The image of the minute man statue, the iconic "citizen soldier" was adopted as the symbol of the Army National Guard which is where most people have recognize it. From now on when you see it remember Issac Davis

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    BTW, we now have website devoted to the history presentations which we call "LibertySeeds"

    www.libertyseed.org
     
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    Mac, a fascinating read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. About twenty years ago I spent several weeks in the Boston area and had ample opportunities to see most of the historical sights there. I can still recall the trip from North Boston out to Lexington and Concord, the statue and bridge there.

    It's facscinating to read the story of those tumultuous times after having walked across Lexington Green and crossed the bridge. Thank you.
     
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    Mac, just catching to this thread. Thank you for the writing. My daughter and I read it together and we will explore some of the websites, books and organizations you mentioned.

    I think our history and the legacy imparted by our founders are so truly important in these modern times. I think a number of our elect, elite ruling class, should read our history again.
     
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    An AMAZING Read...!

    Thanks, Mac66, this was one of the most interesting posts on our history that I have ever read..! I will forward all the information on the Appleseed organization to all my contacts..!

    Thanks again..!!!
     
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