Three years ago I began a project to honor some of my favorite bloggers with an award.
The brave and resolute men and women behind those blogs hold down jobs and raise their families or selflessly provide care for loved ones. Unfortunately, they are often overlooked. They possess an unwavering dedication to inform and warn their readers.
They have the keen zest of the citizen whose patriotism is of the lusty type that causes them to take an active part in politics. They add humor and common sense and they deserve to be recognized.
I chose Paul Revere as the icon for the award because he was an American patriot whose legendary “Midnight Ride” to warn the colonists of Massachusetts before the historic battles at Lexington and Concord played a vital role in America’s struggle to gain independence from Britain.
Paul Revere was not born to wealth—he was an ordinary man who lived an extraordinary life. Revere was a patriot, a businessman, an involved citizen, and a popular and well-respected member of his community.
An obituary in the Boston Intelligence solemnly noted, "Seldom has the tomb closed upon a life so honorable and useful."
In years past, I selected the winners. This year I’ve decided to open the award up to nominations. The nomination period will begin today and close on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT.
Please nominate the blog(s) you would like to see win the Third Annual Paul Revere Award in the comments section below. Just provide a link to the blog(s) you’d like to nominate and I will take it from there.
Each winner will receive a personalized award in the form of a badge which they can place on their website if they so choose.