Lexington Battle Green

It was here on the Lexington Green, in the morning of April 19, 1775, that “the first blood was spilt in the dispute with Great Britain,” as George Washington wrote in his diary. From LibertyRide.Us

Picture of the Green:
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The “Battle Green”
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Below is the Revolutionary Monument. It was completed on July 4, 1799 in the memory of the 8 local militiamen who were killed at the start of the American Revolution when the British soldiers opened fire after that “first shot”:
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Closer picture of the monument:
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At the corner of the Green is the Minute Man Statue (built 1899-1900):
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Here is a closer view:
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These pretty flowers (lupine maybe?) were in the flower box in front of the statue:
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In case you missed the other posts about Lexington:
Hancock-Clarke House
Buckman Tavern



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