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The view from Lexington Battle Green

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By The Staff

Dear Editor,

There are three British soldiers buried at Lexington, Mass. British military records indicate they were all privates in the 4th Regiment missing after the North Bridge fight with the Minutemen.

So what exactly happened in April of 1775? Ralph Waldo Emerson himself explains:

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled;

Here once the embattled farmers stood;

And fired the shot heard round the world.

Fast forward to June 2008. The 10th Mountain Division was on the move, and the Dallas / Ft. Worth airport was alive with their energy. One family scene in particular will never leave my mind. A proud young warrior, his body chiseled from steel but with cheerful and gentle eyes played with his 2- year-old son. His wife and his father sat nearby. As he chased his son out of view, his wife leaned on her father-in-law’s shoulder and I could see her head slowly nodding with sobs. But as the young hero approached again, she quickly wiped away her tears and smiled.

My mind raced back to a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow memorized long ago in high school. Instantly, that 10th Mountain Division soldier pacing back and forth and the Minuteman of yesteryear became as one.

Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride,


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