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Happy Patriots’ Day!

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April 16th, 2018 Posted 8:34 am

To the rest of the country – from one of the places that celebrates it (the 2 being Mass. and Maine). Bad weather, so the Red Sox traditional 11 AM game is canceled, but the Marathon is on. As for what it’s about: the battle of Lexington green and the Old North Bridge in Concord. And freedom!

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,
For the country-folk to be up and to arm.
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Happy Patriots’ Day, Everybody!

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April 17th, 2017 Posted 7:33 am

“But most of our readers are saying, ‘Huh?'” says Spence.

“They don’t have Patriots’ Day?” says Admin.

“No – except for in Maine, where it’s Patriot’s Day. But the point is it’s in memory of the start of the Revolutionary War at the battles of Lexington Green and the Old North Bridge in Concord. That’s what Emerson was referencing here:

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.”

“Embattled farmers,” Admin says. “That’s good stuff.”

“And now we have embattled marathoners every Patriots’ Day, as well as a morning game at Fenway Park featuring embattled Red Sox. It’s a nice partial sort of holiday.”

“More holidays!”

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Patriots’ Day

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April 16th, 2013 Posted 9:07 am

“Probably the favorite day of the year for a lot of Massachusetts people,” Admin says. “Marathon day, and there’s always a Red Sox home game that starts at 11 AM, so they’re both going on at once.”

“Plus it’s spring, and everyone’s in a good mood,” says Spence.

Admin and Spence go quiet.

Welcome Rocky & Toby, Molly.

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Happy Patriots’ Day

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April 16th, 2012 Posted 8:37 am

“Or Patriot’s Day in Maine,” Admin says. “A fine distinction.”

“Lexington Green,” Spence says. “The Old North Bridge. Do kids still take all that in history?”

“No idea. We’ll find out when little V. starts going to school. Should I run the Marathon this year?”

“No.”

“Twisted my arm.”

Welcome George and Astro from a land downunder. That beach looks great!

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