Monday, April 15, 2013

What the heck is Patriots' Day anyway?


I sometimes forget that people who don't live in Massachusetts, have no idea what Patriots' Day means. Patriots' Day (or Patriots' Day) commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought near Boston in 1775 and it is celebrated on the third Monday in April.

Observances and re-enactments of these first battles of the American Revolution occur annually at Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts, (around 6:00 am) and The Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, (around 9:00 am). In the morning, mounted re-enactors (National Lancers - Massachusetts) with state police escorts retrace the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes, calling out warnings the whole way.

So if you find yourself in the Boston area, you might want to take a ride out to Lexington and see the battle green for yourself.