247 years ago, the Battles of Lexington and Concord both took place. Patriots, tired of tyranny, stood up and said, “Enough.”
At the end of the day, 49 American Patriots were killed and another 39 were wounded. Their stand was not without sacrifice, but they valued freedom enough to stand during what is now referred to as “the shot heard round the world.”
April 19th, 1775 would forever go down in history as the day the American Revolution began.
247 years later, many have said the political climate today is much like it was in 1775. Are we currently in the 1775 of our day? I’m not calling for physical violence, but for Americans everywhere to finally stand up and say, “Enough.”
If you’ve been standing, thank you; keep standing. If you’re not standing, what are you waiting for?
As Samuel Adams penned a short time later in 1776, “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 ye were our countrymen.”
To everyone else, let’s continue to stand. 🙏