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April 19, 1775 Lexington and Concord

Still one of my favorite moments in human history. Issac and Ebeneezer were there. My blood was there…

Today in History

The column of British soldiers moved out from Boston in the late night hours of April 18, with the mission of confiscating the American arsenal at Concord and  capturing the Patriot leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock, known to be hiding in Lexington.

Patriots had been preparing for such an event.  Sexton Robert John Newman and Captain John Pulling carried two lanterns to the steeple of the Old North church, signaling the Regulars were crossing the Charles River to Cambridge.

Dr. Joseph Warren ordered Paul Revere and Samuel Dawes to ride out and warn surrounding villages and towns, the two soon joined by a third rider, Samuel Prescott. Prescott alone would make it as far as Concord, though hundreds of riders would fan out across the countryside before the night was through.

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The column arrived in Lexington with the first moments of sunrise on April 19, bayonets gleaming in the…

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The Willie Spoon Memorial Scholarship Raffle


It’s time again for the Willie Spoon memorial scholarship fund raffle fundraiser, conducted by the Bremerton Base of United States Submarine Vets, Inc!

Like last year, I have made it really easy to get your tickets, via an online link to my PayPal. Tickets are $2 each.  As I get the donations, I will send you the numbers and hold them here for the actual drawing (June 15) and if you’re the winner I will have the base contact you directly.

Please consider supporting this worthwhile and import element of our mission as SubVets – education and in doing so honor the memory of one of our members who passed over the bar.

Thank you for supporting this great cause!

P+C: Who Is In Charge Here?

Vice President Martin Van Buren believed the principle of non-interference by the government which he had shared with his President, Andrew Jackson. when he became Jackson’s hand-picked successor as President in 1837, he made it VERY clear that he had no intention of of using his executive authority to put the government in places he did not believe that it belonged.

He also made it clear that as the executive power was “vested” in himself, he could also decide what things the government would not do.

And when Congress disagreed, it took the Supreme Court about five minutes to explain to the President just who was in charge here…

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