. Ukrainians are giving Americans two lessons about democracy that we’ve forgotten « JO LEE MAGAZINE

CNN- He stands guard today atop a granite pedestal near a riverbank in Concord, Massachusetts — a stout, handsome farmer clutching a musket while scanning the horizon for the advancing enemy.

He is the iconic “Minute Man” statue, a bronze monument built to commemorate the first battle of the Revolutionary War. That’s when patriots fired “the shot heard around the world,” taking on the mightiest army of their era to preserve the birth of democracy in America.

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