Tag: American history

238 years ago today

(National Poetry Month, Day 19) Where were you on this day, 238 years ago? Yesterday, we read “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Today, we’ll commemorate the battle that took place on today’s date 238 years ago. As we read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Concord Hymn,” we can reflect on the legacy of the war that began with the battle in today’s Minute Man … Read More 238 years ago today

“A word that shall echo forevermore”

(National Poetry Month, Day 18) Every year, I feel as though April 18 is something…but I just can’t remember what. This year, I remembered: the midnight ride of Paul Revere! The American Revolution seems so distant to me, in both time and space—but it really HAPPENED…and not too far away from where the Graceful Grammarian and many of her friends live. To bring Paul … Read More “A word that shall echo forevermore”