Dr. Joseph Warren, 1741 – 1775 Dr. Joseph Warren is one of those patriots who we barely remember, if his name is even mentioned outside history circles. It’s a shame really. Joseph Warren was born to your average middle class farming family in Massachusetts. Unlike Samuel Whittemore, Joseph Warren was raised fully in the light
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Let’s talk about some less remembered players over the next few weeks and see if we can find their motivations for risking ‘Life, Fortunes, and their Sacred Honor.’ That was where I left you last week. Less remembered players, patriots, of whom we have many. Why they are not better I remembered do not understand,
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Have you watched the TV miniseries John Adams? While it suffers from some inaccuracies of time-line, and scholars will forever argue over personality portrayals, I liked it. It was very well acted and wonderfully set. There is a scene in the last episode where John Adams is shown John Trumbull’s painting of the signing of
War is not a life: it is a situation, one which may neither be ignored nor accepted. —T.S. Elliot How did our revolution of minds and hearts become a revolution of muskets and bayonets? Were we wanting of it? Many would say the American Revolution was a calculated affair, a carefully orchestrated dance of politics
This weekend, we reflect on the powerful ideals articulated in 1776 in our Declaration of Independence.  These familiar key words  and phrases—Creator, Life, Liberty, Happiness, Safety and Happiness—have rung through our nation’s history, providing a guiding beacon through the generations.  They are, in short, a vision, handed down from generation to generation to keep America on

Fourth of July!

All of us at Revere’s Riders join you in celebrating the Declaration of Independence!  We hope you’ll take a few minutes to reflect on the values and ideas we honor today.  Many of our members were active in their communities to honor this special day — here’s some photos from one Indiana crew that marched