Friday, April 29, 2011

PFF - American Patriot postcard

Early postcard of the Statue of Capt. Parker, Lexington Mass.  Mid April is the anniversary of "the shot heard around the world," as some people refer to it.  The Battle of Lexington and Concord was the first military engagement of the American Revolutionary War, fought on April 19, 1775.  John Parker captained the Lexington militia  on that day.  There is no known likeness of him however, so a bit of artistic license is involved in this statue.

I'm joining Beth for Postcard Friendship Friday.
Remember: My meme Sunday Stamps opens again late Saturday night (USA time). Theme: Poets and Poetry.  You must post by midnight Sunday, USA time.



Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

A nice piece of history, and something I didn't know. My history education was really bad - something to be learned, never mind understood or thought about.

Heather said...

I just had to check this out further. The site where the statue is located has changed considerably.

Thanks for sharing this.

Dorincard said...

Interesting! :)

viridian said...

Check out Heather's link to see Lexington today - it is worth it. Thank you Heather.

Postcard Perfect said...

Another great way to commemorate a hero.


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