Monday, July 3, 2017

America IS Great....but our "Leadership" could learn a lot from the Founding Fathers

I had a whole post on what we don't know about American Independence, but alas, I deleted the wrong file.  In a nutshell it was a "Did You Know" piece...

1.  The Boston Tea Party was so popular, Maryland, South Carolina and New York repeated the event.

2.  Paul Revere did not ride alone yelling, "The British Are Coming!  The British are Coming!"  Revere rode with William Dawes and Samuel Prescott, who were eventually joined by 40 other patriots.  The whole thing was kept quiet as Revere was warned to be careful who he spoke to about his plan. 

3.  American Patriots were more than white guys in powdered wigs.  Native Americans in New England fought alongside the Colonists, while African-Americans fought side by side with white soldiers and earned the same pay.  Women were cooks, laundresses, nurses, spies and couriers.  When Margaret Corbin's husband was shot dead, she stepped in to man his cannon.  She was the first woman to receive full military honors and was buried at West Point. 

There was more but that's all my hot, tired brain can remember. 

Americans come from hardy stock who have tried, and sometimes failed, to make our country a better place.  The key is we never give up trying to do better...no matter what the obstacles.  We're still trying. So on the 4th of July I will salute those who have worked so hard to make the world a better place...and ignore those who can't see past inflated ego.

 

3 comments:

savannah said...

I've chosen to ignore "45" today and celebrate the good things and good people here! xoxox

Ponita in Real Life said...

The leader of a country does not define its citizens. The orange buffoon is a blip on the radar (albeit a bumpy one) and won't last. I can only hope he doesn't do much lasting damage.

All of my friends in America are wonderful people and I am privileged to have you in that small group. It is people like you who make America Great! xoxoxo

hope said...

Sav: you and me both! Although I did get a thumbs up when I referred to taking a day off from the Tweeter in Chief. :)

Ponita: THANK YOU for making me feel like a good person instead of Public Enemy #1. I'm just jealous that your leader is cuter than ours. :) I'm glad to know you too.