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Battles of Lexington and Concord
On April 19, 1775, British and American soldiers exchanged fire in the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord. On the night of April 18, the royal governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, commanded by King George III to suppress the rebellious Americans, had ordered 700 British soldiers, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn, to seize the colonists’ military stores in Concord, some 20 miles west of Boston.
This would be the start of the War for Independence. This day is significant in history and to the Liberty First Foundation because it symbolizes the American Spirit and the need for the 2nd Amendment. When British troops sought to seize American weapons people took a stand against further oppression. It was this act of courage that would be a beacon to others that Liberty is worth the cost and that when we are united we can stand against oppression.
Join the Liberty First Foundation in a series of virtual events that will educate about our history, the need for the 2nd Amendment, and what you can do today to restore this country back to the vision that the men in Lexington and Concord had on that fateful day in 1775.
- April 19
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