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Happy Patriots’ Day!

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April 15th, 2019 Posted 8:46 am

To the rest of the country – from one of the places that celebrates it (the 2 being Mass. and Maine). Lots of rain right now, so the Red Sox traditional 11 AM game may be delayed, but the Marathon will be up and running – heh heh – on time. As for what it’s about, here, from Emerson’s Concord Hymn:

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.

 

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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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November 7th, 2013 Posted 10:23 am

“Traveling in an internet-free zone,” Admin says.

“I thought you were in New York,” says Spence.

“I’m sticking to my story.”

“Consistency being the hobgoblin?”

“Correct.”

Welcome Hugo, Meco.

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Patriots’ Day (More)

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April 17th, 2012 Posted 8:46 am

“We didn’t give enough background yesterday, did we?” says Admin.

“About Patriots’ Day?” Spence says. “I guess not. I didn’t realize how little known it is in the rest of the country. To say nothing of the rest of the world, and there are people here on the blog from the rest of the world.”

“Canada, for example. Let’s hear it for Rocket Richard!”

“I’m sorry?” Spence says. He gives Admin a look. “Anyway, Patriots’ Day is 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!”

Welcome Luppo and Hilla (both reindeer herders from Finland) and O’Brien.

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