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The Mt. Nebo Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers celebrates the Revolution

By LaRon Taylor

The Mt. Nebo Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers enjoyed an amazing evening with their wives and guests during their monthly meeting in June. The meal was wonderful and Mike Rose was the guest speaker. He covered the American Revolution and represented Samuel Adams during his presentation.

The already overtaxed colonies were levied an additional tax by King George III, and the reaction began to become violent. John Hancock and others organized the Sons of Liberty to begin the resistance. One of the first events that fueled the rebellion was the Boston Massacre, where some 400 local men and boys were throwing snowballs (some with rocks in them) at the British Soldiers. Finally, the soldiers opened fire on the crowd and killed 5. This incident was publicized by patriots such as Paul Revere & Samuel Adams in a way that encouraged more rebellion. Samuel Adams actually defended the British and only 2 were convicted of manslaughter. The punishment was a brand on their thumb.

The Boston Tea Party was another early event that pushed us toward the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere and Samuel Whittemore were great influential Patriots and their stories were compelling.

The evening raised our appreciation for the wonderful country that we live in. We enjoy the freedoms which we celebrate on the 4th of July because of the courageous actions of the early colonists that sacrificed so much for their freedom.

Members of the Mt. Nebo Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers meet monthly with their wives and guests for dinner & a guest speaker. Anyone wishing to join this organization can call Dan Howlett at 801-224-5885 or Ted Peacock 801-465-9858.