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19 Kwietnia 1775


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Dzisiaj uplywa kolejna rocznica rozpoczecia Rewolucji Amerykanskiej, kiedy to grupka farmerow rozpoczela wojne z owczesna napotezniejsza armia swiata.

The Concord Hymn

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1837)

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

Their flag to April's breeze unfurled;

Here once the embattled farmers stood;

And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;

Alike the conqueror silent sleeps,

And Time the ruined bridge has swept

Down the dark stream that seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,

We place with joy a votive stone,

That memory may their deeds redeem,

When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

O Thou who made those heroes dare

To die, and leave their children free, --

Bid Time and Nature gently spare

The shaft we raised to them and Thee.

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