Sunday, April 17, 2011

Paul Revere Day April 18th 2011


   This morning I was checking out my Earth Calendar and discovered that April 18th is Paul Revere Day and I thought “Blog Post.” For me 1/2 the fun of a blog post is the research I do in putting one together and the “new” thoughts and ideas that come to mind. First, I checked for “my” photos from that era and guess what, I didn’t have any. So right now I’ll say thanks Wikipedia/Wikimedia.

Next, I read the poem “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Starts:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

“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.”   Well,I read the whole poem for probably the first time. (kinda long I thought and not necessarily historically accurate)

398px-Paul_Reveres_Ride_BAH-p114 THEN

I discovered; Every year on Patriot's Day, the National Lancers reenact the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes. If you have the inclination check out their great website. (with photos) The reenactments begin Sunday night before Patriot's day with a service at the Old North Church.


“Christ Church in the City of Boston, also known as Old North Church, is the oldest standing church building in Boston, having first opened its doors to worshippers on December 29, 1723.”

Who was Paul Revere???

220px-J_S_Copley_-_Paul_Revere CLICK and read all about Paul Revere at Wikipedia. THE NEXT SECTION  I found to be contemporary and interesting::::

Paul Revere became an ardent Federalist committed to building a robust economy and a powerful nation. His copper and brass works eventually grew, through sale and corporate merger, into a large national corporation, Revere Copper and Brass, Inc. Today the company is

“Revere Copper Products, Inc  one of the oldest, if not the oldest, manufacturing company in the United States. Founded in 1801 by Paul Revere, a prominent silversmith and maker of cast bronze bells and marine hardware, the new company met the young nation's need to establish a strong manufacturing base to preserve and protect its independence. Revere built the first copper rolling mill in the United States in Canton Massachusetts and our first products sheathed our ocean going Naval fleet (Old Ironsides), and covered the roofs of government buildings including the Massachusetts Statehouse.Today Revere Copper Products, Inc. is a privately owned corporation whose only shareholders are its employees. Its business operates in a collegial, team-based structure with a manufacturing center in Rome New York.” (from their website)


To my surprise and delight I found Revere Copper Products, Inc has a “political ideology.” From their website:::

“From China's Mercantilism
to the
U.S. Credit Meltdown

Take an inside look at how currency manipulation, tax systems, health care policies and other burdens make US jobs in manufacturing, farming & service sectors so uncompetitive that they are moving offshore. The links below explain how the mercantilism of China and other countries have contributed to the U.S. credit meltdown. Follow the links below for more information. Managers of manufacturing facilities and service companies as well as farmers and ranchers are downloading these presentations and showing it to workers, friends and politicians.”
PowerPoint required to view file From China's mercantilism to the U.S. Credit Meltdown
PowerPoint required to view file RCALF USA Presentation
PowerPoint required to view file Myths vs. Reality of Free Trade
Acrobat Reader required to view file Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA)- Colorado Speech
Acrobat Reader required to view file Poignant Response to Colorado Speech
Acrobat Reader required to view file 5/22/08 Testimony summary at House S & T Sub. Com.
Buffalo News Op Ed
Acrobat Reader required to view file My Company or My Country?
Acrobat Reader required to view file VAT/$ in PDF w/ notes
Acrobat Reader required to view file Why the USA is getting its ASS kicked in International Trade
U.S. House Testimony
Acrobat Reader required to view file Oral Summary Acrobat Reader required to view file Written

  I didn’t check out all the above links but I did enjoy “Myths vs. Reality of Free Trade” and “My Company or My Country.” What I don’t have figured out is how a FEDERALIST of that era relates to The Republicans and Democrats of today. ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT DEAR READERS?

Frank & Ernest



Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

we have a Christchurch which I suppose people know about it.

TONY LETTS said...

Why didn't he just email everyone? :)

Les Barr said...

A very nice & informative Post about Paul Revere. I would just love to make a trip to Boston and see the Old North Church, plus all the other Historic places that are there. Since I enjoy "snooping around" is Historic places from the past this would be more than interesting for me. I could spend day's there!


Kay Dennison said...

Fascinating!!! I love this post!!!

Joe Todd said...

Tony: I think the battery on his Laptop died.Corker2: I'm with you I'm going to have to make a "Boston Trip".Kay thanks for your kind words.I was fascinated t the company he started was still a going concern and very concerned about America. Thanks everyone.

Unknown said...

Seems to me I read somewhere or was told that the story of Paul Revere was really one big myth?

In any event, I enjoyed the post and being from Massachusetts and proud of it, I love the mentions of the historic places in Boston.