Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Pesach (Passover)

And if your son asks you in the future, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, that the LORD our God commanded you? You will say to your son, We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. The LORD gave signs and wonders, great and harmful, against Egypt, against Pharaoh, and against all his household, before our eyes: And he brought us out of there to bring us in, to give us the land that he promised our fathers. -Deuteronomy 6:20-23

To all my Jewish friends and readers, I wish you a happy Pesach (Passover). I hope the upcoming days are filled with hope, happiness and peace for you, your families and your loved ones. Pesach Shalom.

All the best,
Glenn B

Today In History - The Last Day of Peace In The Colonies & A Ride For History

April 18, 1775, Dr. Joseph Warren instructs two men to ride and it was a ride that would go down in history as one of the most famous ever. Those two men were William Dawes and Paul Revere. They were to ride from Boston to Lexington, MA to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock of the movements of the British Army who it was believed would march on Concord, MA to seize arms stored there by the colonists' militia. Though called the midnight ride, it actually began late on the night of the 18th at about 11PM just after the British crossed the Charles River headed toward Lexington & Concord. Because of Revere and Dawes, many other riders took up the call: "The regulars are coming out". The next morning, at the battles of Lexington & Concord, the colonists were ready. The first shots of the Revolution were fired at Lexington where the militia fell back but the British troops were repulsed at Concord by the militia though outnumbered by the Brits. After a fierce battle the British retreated back toward Boston and the war was on in full force.

More info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere#The_Midnight_Ride_of_Paul_Revere

All the best,
Glenn B

Buy A Gun Day 2011

So, I am curious, did any of my readers celebrate BAG day and actually buy a gun? Leave comments either way, yeah or nay.

All the best,
GB
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