March is Women’s History Month! Quest, Inc. applauds the contributions of every person in our community that shows strength, compassion, perseverance and embraces tolerance for everyone in the community. This month we want to celebrate women by sharing both well-known and not so well-known sheroes that we think people really should know about.
The name ‘Paul Revere’ is well known in history textbooks for his courageous ride in 1775. But there was another patriot that reportedly rode more than twice the distance than that of her male counterpart. Our first female figure we would like to introduce is Sybil Ludington.
Sybil was the daughter of Henry Ludington, a New York militia officer. When a messenger alerted the Ludington house of a nearby British attack on the night of April 26, 1777, she took action. At just 16 years old, Sybil rode to alert American militia forces of the presence of the approaching British forces across the villages of Putnam County, New York and Danbury, Connecticut.
Sybil is celebrated as a heroine of the American Revolutionary War. She is remembered for her bravery and role in defense against British attack.
Stay tuned for more stories of women this month as we celebrate Women’s History Month!