Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

April 16*: Patriot’s Day

Patriot’s Day (or Patriots’ Day, depending on where you live) marks the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the battles of Lexington and Concord, and “the midnight ride of Paul Revere.” Many New England states have a huge celebration on the third Monday in April, although the battles were actually held on April 19.

I’m a minor history buff, so I really enjoy this type of holiday. Someday, I’d love to celebrate Patriot’s Day in Massachusett’s Minute Man National Historical Park. Besides the parades, ceremonies, and general excitement, they also host a huge reenactment with all sorts of people completely dressed for the part.

“The LORD is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
The LORD is a warrior;
the LORD is his name.”

Exodus 15:2-3

[This day should not be confused with Patriot Day, commemorating those lost in the 9/11 attacks in 2001.]