Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Fourth Annual Paul Revere Award

In 2013 I decided to honor bloggers whose work was filled “with the breathings of their heart.”  I refer to the bloggers whose sites are small in comparison to the “corporate” blogs that have an army of writers, resources and capital.  These are the good people who feed our soul—who make us laugh at ourselves or life—and restore our buoyancy in a troubled world.  They champion freedom of expression.

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. 

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."

Revere is credited by the Central Intelligence Agency as the creator of the first Patriot intelligence network on record. 

This year’s award is a representation of Dee Clement’s Paul Revere bronze sculpture located in Heritage Park in Cerritos, CA.

Please take a moment to nominate the blog(s) you would like to see recognized for the Fourth 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.

UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Adrienne's Corner.

UPDATE II:  Click here to see the very latest list of nominees.  You have until midnight Saturday, June 18th to submit your nominations.

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