New England is the birthplace of the American Revolution. As such, it is appropriate that they celebrate their part in history on the 3rd Monday in April. This year actually falls on the date when the Revolution started, the night of Paul Revere’s ride, April 19th, 1775. We hear a lot about Paul Revere’s ride and how it gave the silversmith fame but he actually was captured after alerting Lexington that the Redcoats were coming. It would have been odd to warn the British were coming since most everyone at that time was British! So William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott finished his ride warning the rest of the local communities.
How to celebrate – Read Longfellow’s, “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”. Visit New England in the spring. Read about the American Revolution.