Calmly the first-born of glory have met
Hark! the death-volley around them is ringing!
Look! with their life-blood the young grass is wet...
Tell to our sons how their fathers have died." -Lexington, Oliver Wendell Holmes
The rise of despots, the failures of civilizations, the ruin of empires, the foibles of those with power... those that don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
Never to shadow his cold brown again
Proudly at morning the war-steed was prancing
Reeking and panting he droops the rein..." -Lexington, Oliver Wendell Holmes
As we dig into the meat of the American Revolution, April 18, 1775: THE SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD! The Minutemen and Redcoats clash at Lexington and Concord. I am reminded with my daughters... what makes a true revolution? What creates an idea so powerful in the minds of people they are willing to sacrifice anything for it?