Cel­e­brat­ing pioneers

Serve Daily - - INSIDE - By LaRon Tay­lor­for Serve Daily

The Mt. Nebo Chap­ter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers en­joyed an amaz­ing eve- ning 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 Ad- ams dur­ing his pre­sen­ta­tion.

The al­ready over­taxed colonies were levied an ad­di­tional tax by King Ge­orge III, and the re­ac­tion be­gan to be­come vio- lent. John Han­cock and oth­ers or­ga­nized the Sons of Lib­erty to be­gin the re­sis- tance. 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 re- bel­lion. Samuel Adams ac­tu­ally de­fend- ed the Bri­tish and only 2 were con­victed of man­slaugh­ter. The pun­ish­ment was a brand on their thumb.

The Boston Tea Party was an­other ear- ly event that pushed us to­ward the Rev- olu­tion­ary War. Paul Re­vere and Samuel Whit­te­more were great in­flu­en­tial Pa­tri- ots 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 coura- geous 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.

Photo: Sons of Utah Pioneer­sMAGLEBY’S

Mike Rose rep­re­sents Samuel Adams at the July SUP meet­ing.

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