Rolla Mayor Bill Jenks, III joined members of the Liberty Landing Society, Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) during a signing ceremony at City Hall to proclaim Monday, April 18, 2011 “Patriots’ Day” in Rolla.


 Rolla Mayor Bill Jenks, III joined members of the Liberty Landing Society, Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) during a signing ceremony at City Hall to proclaim Monday, April 18, 2011 “Patriots’ Day” in Rolla.

April 18 marks the date in 1775 when the towns of Lexington and Concord were marched upon by British regulars in an attempt to confiscate the arms and munitions of the local militia. The resulting confrontation is called “the shot heard round the world.” Unlike the celebration of July 4, Patriots’ Day serves to remind citizens of the resolution and the sacrifices endured during that eight years struggle for freedom and independence. Patriot’s Day is annually held on the third Monday of April.

For more information, or to become a member of the C.A.R., please call Cynthia Campbell at 573-775-5475. (Photo by Scott Grahl, City of Rolla)