The midnight ride of Paul Revere. The shot heard around the world. Everybody knows the story of how the American Revolution began.If your as lucky as me maybe you also live only a few miles away from the place where it all began: The Old North Bridge.
It was on this bridge that the minute men first encountered the British soliders when an unknown solider accidently fired off his musket. The bridge has been rebuilt and restored many times since it was originally built in the 1700s. It is now part of the Minute Man National Historic Park located in Concord Mass.
Next to the bridge there is also a memorial grave of three British soldiers that died during the battle. The grave reads :
"Grave of British Soliders
They came three thousand miles and died,
to keep the past upon its throne:
Unheard, beyond the ocean tide,
their English Mother made her moan.
April 19, 1775"