Do you remember those school assignments where you had to memorize something for history class?  Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, The Gettysburg Address or The Preamble to the Constitution.  Today is the day in history that Paul Revere made that famous ride.  The Longfellow poem clearly remains in my mind.

Paul Revere Statue

One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm.

Apparently I don't have total recall, as the poem seems to be considerably longer than I remember.  Click here for the entire poem.

As for the Gettysburg Address, "Four Score and seven years ago our forefathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty" and ugh, er, maybe I only remember part of that one too.

Here's the entire address Gettysburgh Address

As for the Preamble, " We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice and insure"  something and some other stuff.  Click here for the entire Preamble.

Boy, kids these days sure have it easy with the internet to help remember these things.  What did you have to memorize in school and more importantly, do you still remember it?  I've got to get some of that Ginkgo biloba memory stuff.  Or is that fish oil I need?

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