independence, was surprised and routed, while enjoying the hospitality of Petersham, by General Benjamin Lincoln and an army financed by the wealthy merchants of Boston.
"True Liberty and Justice may require resistance to law."
The new monument came bearing a 13-star tiny flag and a sprig of hemlock, which was the badge of Shays' forces. As previously related in these pages, a ceremony was held Feb. 4 which was widely attended by the media and reported across the nation. The new monument is not planned to leave the far from permanent stand out to weather the elements all the time, but for the present, it's still there. What will be done with it will be settled later by the Historical Society. To have it outside changes have to be made.
THE PREVIOUS MONUMENT, left, which tells of the defeat of Captain Daniel Shay's Rebellion, has been criticized by some teachers from the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School as sympathetic to the U. S. army, which defeated Shay's army in 1787. In response, the teachers erected their own monument beside the older one, which tells of the rebellion as being acceptable in light of achieving "true liberty and justice"- just the opposite of the older monument's message.