Earlier this evening I sat for a few minutes listening to my uninformed neighbor shoot fire works and thought about the reason for Memorial Day. It occurred to me, I did not know who the first American who died in our long struggle for the freedom of our country. I did a little research, Crispus Attucks, a biracial runaway slave from Framingham, MA was killed at the Boston Tea Party and is considered the first American casualty of the the Revolutionary War. Now you know too.