Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April in America

On April 18, 1775, British regulars came out of Boston to seize certain rebels and their munitions. They began their move late at night.

Rebels scouts rode ahead carrying news of the British movement. The rebels the British sought to seize escaped. Meanwhile, the rebel system to warn of movements of British troops was so efficient, that even as British troops were getting out of boats across the bay from Boston, rebel militia was already getting ready to meet them.

As the British forces approached Lexington in the colony of Massachusetts at dawn, rebel militia was forming up to meet them. The rebel leaders they had hoped to seize were long gone, but the British still sought rebel weapons and ammunition stored in Concord.

There was an initial skirmish, with rebel forces likely the first to open fire. The British proceeded toward Concord as more and more rebel militiamen converged on the area. By late morning on the 19th, the British regulars were concluding their search-and-destroy mission in Concord, as nearly a thousand rebel militiamen converged on the road leading back to Boston. The British, numbering less than 700 and very tired after having had very little sleep, marching all night, skirmishing with the rebel militia and carrying out their search for rebel supplies, were getting apprehensive as they saw themselves possibly being cut off far from their base in Boston.

Rebel militia chased the British regulars all the way back to Boston; by the time the British regulars reached Boston, rebel militia facing them numbered 15,000 - and the American Revolution had begun.

Fast forward 220 years.

A massive explosion (by some reports, more than one explosion) destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

The story our government has told us regarding the events surrounding that terrorist attack is not totally true, nor are the true parts the entire story.

There was a story behind the story we were told by our government. Sgt. Terrance Yeakey was brutally murdered because he knew something about that story; his death was ruled a suicide.

I draw strength reading about the achievements of Americans in 1775, as I consider the events of 1995.

As the Lord lives, the people who are behind the murder of Sgt. Terrance Yeakey will be brought to justice; as the Lord lives, the people who are behind the murder of Sgt. Terrance Yeakey will be brought to their knees.

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