Posts Tagged ‘Patriots’ Day’

Happy Patriots’ Day!


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.



April 20th, 2013 Posted 9:08 am

Today we thank all the brave and hardworking members of law enforcement who worked the Patriots Day bombing case. That includes members of the nation within. Here’s one of them in a picture snapped in Watertown last night right after the arrest, and appropriated by us from the twitter feed of a Buzzfeed reporter we happen to know who was on the scene.


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Patriots’ Day


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.

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Patriots’ Day (More)


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!”

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