Friday: Concord - a closer shot of the North Bridge. The British had learned the the Americans had been stealing weapons from Boston, and then hiding those weapons in the outskirts of the city. After searching in Lexington (where the British fired shots, but the Americans did not), the British moved to Concord. They found a few stolen cannons in town, and burned their carriages so they couldn't be used. Seeing the smoke from the fire, American soldiers thought that the British were setting fire to the town, and headed out to confront them. When the two forces met here at the North Bridge, the Americans were ordered to fire on their colonial masters for the very first time, beginning the Revolutionary war.
The column on the left honors the British who fell that day (April 19, 1775), and the one on the right honors the American Minutemen.