THE BRITISH ARE COMING! THE BRITISH ARE COMING!

Oh what a different response so many of us would have today if this were true!

While this dramatic statement is often attributed to Paul Revere, it isn’t accurate. Revere never shouted the legendary phrase as he passed from town to town. The operation was meant to be conducted as discreetly as possible since scores of British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside. Nonetheless, the crowd hovering by his gravesite today was  quite substantial in size. The Granary Burying Ground here in Boston was filled with tourists this morning. Samuel Adams and John Hancock are also buried here so it was a veritable Declaration of Independence party of respect and remembrance.