Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Until David Kopel pointed it out, I had no idea that anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord happened on the same day as the beginning of open combat in the Warsaw Uprising.

A hell of a day, April 19th. Fifteen thousand American colonists with fifteen thousand muskets, or a thousand Jews with a cache of smuggled handguns and molotov cocktails. The beginning of a new Republic, or a desperate clawing for a few weeks of freedom before the inevitable massacre.

It's a day for remembering what's worth fighting for.

1 comment:

  1. And the day after tax day this year. How apropos...