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His Legacy In The Present

The Name Lives On
Towns, counties, avenues, streets and locations throughout the United States are named after Joseph Warren. Three significant statues are located in the Boston area (Exhibit Lodge next to Bunker Hill Monument; Roxbury Latin School; Forest Hill Cemetery) and one in Warren, PA, stand as tributes to his leadership, dedication, and vision for the cause of Independence.
Stamps and Book Covers
Joseph Warren is remembered today anytime John Trumbull's painting of "The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775" appears, and on countless books covers about the American Revolution, as it did on a postage stamp during the Nation's Bicentennial (1976).
President Reagan's Inaugural Address
In his first Inaugural address on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 1981, President Ronald Reagan - citing Dr. Warren's Boston Massacre Oration - called Warren an inspiration to all Americans by saying:

"On the eve of our struggle for independence a man who might have been one of the greatest among the Founding Fathers, Dr. Joseph Warren, President of the Massachusetts Congress, said to his fellow Americans, 'Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of.... On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important questions upon which rests the happiness and the liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.' "
Reading
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