Monday, March 6, 2017

Joseph Warren - Father of the Revolution

Joseph Warren
It's time to add to your education again. This time we are going to discuss a man named Joseph Warren and I'll bet you've never heard of him  ---But you should have...

Joseph Warren (1741-1775 AD) was regarded by many in his time as the true architect of the American Revolution. He was the key figure in one of history’s most famous tea parties. 

He wrote a set of Resolves that served as the blueprint for the first autonomous American government. He delivered a speech that sparked the first battles of the Revolutionary War. He sent Paul Revere out on one of history’s most famous rides. He was the only Patriot leader, prior to the Declaration of Independence, to risk his life against the British on the Battlefield. 

And, remarkably, he has been largely lost to history. He was surrounded by names we are all familiar with, and yet his own name is barely ever heard these days. Interestingly, his brother went on to found Harvard Medical School, and fourteen US States have a Warren County named after him.

Today's Reflection:
I always fix this myself: 2 parts H and 1 part O.
I don't trust anybody.

Live Long and Prosper...