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minutemen,

in the American Revolution, colonial militiamen or armed citizens who agreed to turn out for service at a minute's notice. The term minutemen is used especially for the men who were enrolled (1774) for such service by the Massachusetts provincial congress. These were "the embattled farmers" who fought against the British at Lexington and Concord.
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The Parker's Revenge project is a collaborative venture between the Friends of Minute Man National Historical Park, the National Park Service Regional Archaeology Program, the Town of Lexington's Community Preservation Fund, the Lexington Minute Men and other living history experts, Save Our Heritage, the Civil War Trust's Campaign 1776 project, the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati and numerous local supporters.
I learned a lot when I was put in a management position and ran crews," said Sturk, co-owner of Minute Men Painters of Portsmouth.
These new solutions from Minute Men Press have been added to the company catalog in the wake of news that local area companies are struggling to constrain marketing costs as the North American economy continues to recover the losses incurred during the recent financial crisis.
The poor, of course, are slaves to time: many die young and stay pretty, and are preyed on by time bandits called Minute Men, who clean clocks at gunpoint.
Other eras include the revolution and republic, the US-Mexican War, the Civil War, the Minute Men and the Frontier forces 1865-74, and the State Ranger Force 1901-35.
Peters Catholic Parish, Oliver Ashton Post #343, American Legion, the USS CONCORD Minute Men Assn.
When you have a governor of the great state of California calling the Arizona Minute Men ``terrific'' and many of the talk-radio clowns constantly trying to whip their lockstep worshippers into an angry frenzy over ``illegal aliens'' you realize a person of Maceri's intelligence and integrity might not be given much credibility.
The Four Minute Men began proselytizing at movie theaters, but they soon expanded their efforts to church halls, labor union gatherings, lumber camps and even Indian reservations.
One minute men are men,irrespective of age, and the next some of them seem dangerously too young,like possibly it would be illegal to even chat to them with a mere hint of flirtatiousness in your voice.
WIGAN coach Stuart Raper paid tribute to his 80 minute men after the Challenge Cup winners held their nerve to claim a 30-14 victory over Wakefield that propelled them four places up the Super League ladder.
The program's aim is to produce a network of 21st century Minute men and women to defend the airways from terrorism.