PAUL REVERE DAY,PATRIOTS DAY,NATIONAL LANCERS,OLD NORTH CHURCH,REVERE COPPER PRODUCTS INC.,MY QUALITY TIME
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)
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???
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
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.”
From China's mercantilism to the U.S. Credit Meltdown
RCALF USA Presentation
Myths vs. Reality of Free Trade
Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA)- Colorado Speech
Poignant Response to Colorado Speech
5/22/08 Testimony summary at House S & T Sub. Com.
Buffalo News Op Ed
My Company or My Country?
VAT/$ in PDF w/ notes
Why the USA is getting its ASS kicked in International Trade
U.S. House Testimony
Oral Summary 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?