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On Lexington Green, a shot heard ‘round the world

April 16, 2018 LEXINGTON, MA - Two newest members of the Lexington Minute Men, twin brothers, who are participating in their first reenactment. twin brothers, Dan and Dave Gibson, wait in pre dawn hour for battle to begin. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff) April 16, 2018
Two newest members of the Lexington Minute Men, twin brothers, who are participating in their first reenactment, Dan and Dave Gipson, waited in pre dawn hour for battle to begin.
Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff

April 16, 2018 LEXINGTON, MA - Many memebers of the Lexington militia lay wounded and dead as they battle with the King's Regulars during the re-enactment of the “Battle of Lexington” on the Lexington Common to commemorate the 243rd Anniversary of the first day of the American Revolutionary War. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)
Many memebers of the Lexington militia lay wounded and dead as they battle with the King's Regulars during the re-enactment of the “Battle of Lexington.”
Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff

April 16, 2018 LEXINGTON, MA - His Majesty's Regulars take one last round against local militia company from Lexington during the re-enactment of the “Battle of Lexington” on the Lexington Common to commemorate the 243rd Anniversary of the first day of the American Revolutionary War. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff) April 16, 2018 LEXINGTON, MA - The re-?enactment of the “Battle of Lexington” on the Lexington Common to commemorate the 243rd Anniversary of the first day of the American Revolutionary War. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)
His Majesty's Regulars took one last round against local militia company from Lexington during the re-enactment of the “Battle of Lexington.”
Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff

April 16, 2018 LEXINGTON, MA - It was a dark, misty, rainy morning as re-enactors await on the Lexington Green. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)
It was a dark, misty, rainy morning as re-enactors awaited on the Lexington Green.
Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff

April 16, 2018 LEXINGTON, MA - Musket fire from the King's Army fires on the Militia from Lexington during the re-enactment of the “Battle of Lexington” . (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)
Musket fired from the King's Army.
Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff

April 16, 2018 LEXINGTON, MA - Local militia company from Lexington confronts the King's Regulars during the re-enactment of the “Battle of Lexington” on the Lexington Common to commemorate the 243rd Anniversary of the first day of the American Revolutionary War. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff)
Local militia company from Lexington confronted the King's Regulars during the re-enactment of the “Battle of Lexington.”
Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff