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Remembering one of the first veterans

John Parker

On this Veterans Day, Heather Parker remembers her ancestor, John Parker, commander of the Minute Men on that fateful morning on Lexington Green.

The coat of arms of all the Reserves today is the Minute Man, the statue of my relative Captain John Parker which faces the Lexington Common who played a prominent role in the first battle of the War for Independence opening battles of the Revolutiom. Captain Parker's musket still hangs in the Senate Chamber of the Massachusetts State House.

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Does anyone know if garbage pick up will go on today, Veterans day today , people on my street have garbage out on sidewalk, some smart ones don't have garbage out today, confusing.

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is open it means nobody gives a shit.

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it means nobody gives a shit. You want to thank me for my service? Give me Veteran's Day off with pay. Or at least eat a yellow ribbon for me.

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I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

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That isn't what they fought for.

They wanted government out of the churches, not hyper-religious jingoistic drivel spewed as a substitute for the hard work of citizenship.

I'm proud to be a veteran and an American - too proud to let platitudes and immodestly pious dreck and absurd song-singing laziness from ruining my country.

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Wow! Lighten up Francis, it's just a song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OnpkDWbeJs

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Is that a big, scary gun in his hands!

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You for your service Captain Parker.

That really IS one hell of a musket ya got there.

If you're into muskets.

http://cappyinboston.blogspot.com/

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On the Lexington Green, Parker's quote to the militia awaiting the arrival of the Redcoats:
"Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here

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