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Monday, April 20, 2015

Some people know little or nothing about Patriot's Day. To New Englander's, it is a big, big day. In the states in New England, it's a holiday with a day off of work. Banks, schools, post offices, and businesses have the day off.
Patriot's Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. This battle began the American Revolutionary War. It also honors the "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", that evening when Paul Revere rode through town warning the colonists that  "The Red Coats are coming!" 

I remember this holiday back when I lived in Connecticut.  Always the 3rd Monday of the month.  Great to have an extra day off from school or work.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

It was never that big in New Hampshire. We went to school while they ran the marathon.

Anna van Schurman said...

It was never that big in New Hampshire. We went to school while they ran the marathon.