April 18 - Paul Revere Day (a.k.a. Patriots' Day) in the U.S.A.

  Posted on April 18, 2022

This is an update of my post published on April 18, 2011:

Ever heard of the “midnight ride of Paul Revere”? Well, it started on the evening of April 18, 1775. Today riders in Massachusetts will reenact this famous event, with one horseman playing Paul Revere riding from Boston to Lexington, and another playing William Dawes riding from Roxbury to Lexington.

Nobody wants to be so precise as to have the
re-enactment rides be at midnight!

Notice that today's reenactment will in fact be day rides, unlike the original nighttime rides. Also, the Boston Marathon is run on Patriot's Day, so today is also called Marathon Monday.

Happy running, riding, and spectating to all the citizens of Boston and environs!

Here are some links for the rest of us:

Watch a video to hear the poem Paul Revere's Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Read an account of the ride in Revere's own words.

Remember that Paul Revere lived an entire life, beyond just this one legendary ride. He was a silversmith and engraver as well as a Sons of Liberty member / patriot.


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