“Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.”
— “Concord Hymn” Ralph Waldo Emerson
On April 19, 1775, tensions between the American colonists and the British government climaxed, resulting in the first military engagements of the American Revolution. Militiamen from nearby towns came to aid the local colonists to push the British regulars back to Boston. Ralph Waldo Emerson captured the significance of the battles of Lexington and Concord with his phrase “the shot heard round the world.” Nothing was ever the same as the colonists took the first steps toward revolution and independence.
In just a few short months, the Contintental Army—the precursor to the U.S. Army—was formed on June 14, 1775. The minutemen who joined together against the British regulars began America’s fight for independence. Honor the spirit of those brave minutemen and join the Lexington & Concord Society to help build the National Museum of the United States Army.
As the battles of Lexington and Concord represented the beginning of the American Revolution, the Lexington & Concord Society provides you the opportunity to join an elite circle of donors who support the National Army Museum at its beginning. Make your mark and ensure the history and heritage of our American Soldiers is preserved in perpetuity; to create a museum that will carry on the proud tradition and values of the U.S. Army from its inception.
When you join the Lexington & Concord Society, you’ll receive these exclusive benefits:
Minuteman Associate- $5,000
Your name will be listed in the Army Historical Foundation’s Annual Report, a special book published after dedication, Foundation website, and in the Museum’s kiosk listing as a Lexington & Concord Society Associate. You will also receive special invitations to AHF and National Army Museum events, a Minuteman Associate lapel pin, and Museum challenge coin, the Foundation’s quarterly journal On Point: The Journal of Army History, and a 10% discount to the Foundation e-store.
Continental Associate- $10,000
You receive all of the benefits listed above, plus a Continental Associate lapel pin, a limited edition tote bag adorned with the Lexington & Concord Society logo, and invitations to special VIP events with top Army officials and leaders of the Museum Campaign.
Patriot Associate- $25,000
You receive all of the benefits listed above, plus a Patriot Associate lapel pin and a personalized tour of the Museum upon opening.
For gifts of $50,000 or more you will receive a personally tailored recognition package, press opportunities, listing on the lobby Donor Wall, and more.
For more information on how you can get involved as a Lexington & Concord Society member, contact Katie Holt at 703-562-4174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Lexington & Concord Society today!
Help the men and women of the U.S. Army have the Museum they deserve. We are counting on supporters like you to make the Army’s National Museum a reality.