Happy Independence Day!
We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday today - The Somerville News will be on the streets on Wednesday as usual. We have had many requests over the past few weeks for additional distribution points across the city - if you don't see the paper somewhere that would be convenient for you, then give us a call or send us an email and we will add it to the 150+ locations we have now.
Let us all take time from our busy schedules to look back on our nation's history with pride and honor - and remember the events that took place which allow us as citizens (and some non-citizens) to enjoy the liberties we seem so eager to take advantage of these days.
Concord Hymn - Ralph Waldo Emerson at the dedication of the Obelisk,1837
- 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 that seaward creeps.
- On this green bank, by this soft stream,
- We place with joy a votive stone,
- That memory may their deeds redeem,
- When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
- O Thou who made those heroes dare
- To die, and leave their children free, --
- Bid Time and Nature gently spare
- The shaft we raised to them and Thee.
From Prospect Hill Publishing, the Editor and Staff of The Somerville News