Today, really, was the birthday of what we have as a nation today.
Today, 240 years ago, our ancestors and forebears began the war which led to the birth of our nation. This was the day, 240 years ago, when they fought the British,.....and, essentially, opened the ball in the Revolutionary war.
Raise a glass, take some time, and think about those brave men who took to arms to keep their way of life, and who eventually told the King of England to piss off.
"Stand yer ground, Don't fire unless fired upon.
But if they mean to have a war, then let it begin here"
CPT John Parker. 4/19/1775
If William Dawes name had rhymed better, then he might well have been memorialized instead of Paul Revere.