Skip to comments.Paul Revere's Ride
Posted on 04/18/2008 6:47:35 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck
"Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year."
(Excerpt) Read more at poetry.eserver.org ...
Good start. Do you have more?
Yes, it is quite stirring. As is our history. Very important to post it, thank you so much. “A government OF the people, BY the people, FOR the people....”
I am afraid that America’s blessings of geography and peace have made us all forget what freedom really means
Don’t forget that this is also the day of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in 1942!
I had the occasion to visit Lexington and Concord. Just being there raised goosebumps along my spine and me proud to be an American. I rode back along the route the British took after they were routed.
I am a wandering, bitter shade, Never of me was a hero made; Poets have never sung my praise, Nobody crowned my brow with bays; And if you ask me the fatal cause, I answer only, "My name was Dawes"
'Tis all very well for the children to hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere; But why should my name be quite forgot, Who rode as boldly and well, God wot? Why should I ask? The reason is clear -- My name was Dawes and his Revere.
When the lights from the old North Church flashed out, Paul Revere was waiting about, But I was already on my way. The shadows of night fell cold and gray As I rode, with never a break or a pause; But what was the use, when my name was Dawes!
History rings with his silvery name; Closed to me are the portals of fame. Had he been Dawes and I Revere, No one had heard of him, I fear. No one has heard of me because He was Revere and I was Dawes.
1896, Helen F. Moore.
As a 40 year resident of MA, this place - Concord, Old North Bridge - is one of the holiest of American shrines.
We had to memorize the poem in grade school. Not anymore. Kids today are so uneducated and confused about their history, they think that Lexington & Concord is a single place instead of two different towns...
Happy Patriot’s Day everybody. Tonight is the 233rd anniversary of that famous ride.
My grandmother had me memorize it. We would recite it together.
I had the good fortune years ago to be kayaking on the Concord River, that flood that is arched by the rude bridge, on the day of the reenactment of the battles. It was tremendously moving. Every American should take the time to view this annual event.
People should remember the cause of the battle, as well. An attempt by the government to seize privately held munitions. How far Massachusetts has fallen...
You all likely know the story of John Kerry's betrayal.
What many of you man not know is that William Dawes and other riders faithfully executed their duties. Most of those who did so are at most mentioned in obscure footnotes in little read history books. The same is true of most of those who faithfully carried out their duties while John Kerry was betraying them.
A comedian whose name I can’t recall said that this event was the origin of the phrase “*$#&$# you and the horse you rode in on,” as uttered by a Colonial American who was awakened from a sound sleep by Mr. Revere.
maybe Time magazine will have a cover with Algore riding around screaming about Gorebull warming.
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