April 19, 1775 the first shots of the battle were fired just as the sun was rising on Lexington Green. The eight men who died in that skirmish are buried there.
At the North Bridge in Concord the first forcible resistance to British aggression began with "the shot heard 'round the world."
When the retreating British reached Charlestown Peninsula they had marched 40 miles, under fire all day long. We drove through countryside restored to what it looked like in 1775, even to the grazing cows.