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Happy Patriots’ Day!

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April 19th, 2021 Posted 7:37 am

Lexington Green. Old North Bridge. Do kids still learn this history? Anyway, it’s Patriots’ Day here in Massachusetts, and also in Maine. Wisconsin, too? Can any badgers confirm? And recently Connecticut may have joined the parade. No Boston Marathon, but the Red Sox are at home for their traditional morning game (for those who follow baseball). So Happy Patriots’ Day! It meant a lot to Emerson and still does, I hope!

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!

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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!

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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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Gratitude

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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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