Wikiquote:Quote of the day/April 19, 2015

Minuteman statue 1 - Old North Bridge.jpg  

Statue in Minute Man National Historical Park.jpg

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 which seaward creeps.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

Old North Bridge, Concord, Massachusetts, July 2005.JPG

  Minute Man National Historical Park MIMA4053.jpg