“Listen my children and you shall hear..;” not of an imminent attack by a foreign army, but the need to understand why the warning was given. It is time to study the pages of history and bring them forward, while asking ourselves, what if anything, have we learned?
In the days of Paul Revere, what were his concerns and those of his countrymen? Why did they venture to unexplored parts of the world facing unknown dangers and possibly death even before reaching their destination? What would prompt one to evacuate normalcy of family life, stability of community and relinquish familiar surroundings? Would the hapless traveler sacrifice so much simply for the thrill of the chase? Knowing the perils faced by all who sojourned to the new land, we must presume the yearning for freedom and liberty outweighed those fears and ordered up the courage necessary for one to take such a risk