It is also the date of the last day of the first military action of the Revolutionary war. Armed New Hampshiremen removed barrels of gunpowder and cannon and musket from an armed British Garrison and lowered the British flag. Although the Patriots (for the American cause) were fired on, there were no fatalities recorded. On December 13th 1774 Paul Revere rode some forty odd miles in snowy conditions from Boston the Portsmouth, New Hampshire to warn the the Committee of Correspondence contact Samuel Cutts of the British intention to embargo gunpowder to the colonies.
And, our Third Continental Congress, convened in St. Charles, Illinois this year from November 11 – 21st, too, took its lead from those previous, in 1774 and 1776. And we all know the result of the Second Congress.
And so, Patriots, whose numbers grow daily, even as we break for Christmas, Chanukah, Yuletide and all other Season’s celebrations, remember well the courage of our forefathers and mothers; remember, WE ARE AMERICANS! May God bless and keep us all, and our Republic.