Happy Patriots Day

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    Apr 19, 2008 3:18 PM GMT
    Some of you will get this.

    I used to get up bright and early, put on my scout uniform, and march in the Patriots Day parade. I think the Red Sox start at 10:30 AM or something too.

    Unless the holiday is permanently on Mondays now, to coincide with the Boston Marathon.

    Does anyone else have any random state holidays?
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    Apr 19, 2008 3:28 PM GMT
    Yeah, in Joisey we got "Getdafuckattaheah" Day.
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    Apr 19, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    XRuggerATX said
    Unless the holiday is permanently on Mondays now, to coincide with the Boston Marathon.


    Yup, it's permanently on Mondays now. There's also an annual re-enactment of the Battle on Lexington Green at 5:30am on Monday morning, but there are events all weekend.
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    Apr 19, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    Opening Day for the Rockies is a de facto holiday here...
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    Apr 19, 2008 4:05 PM GMT
    COJock1974 saidOpening Day for the Rockies is a de facto holiday here...


    They close the Rockies??? .... icon_eek.gif

    How can they do that? Arent they too big? I mean the go up and down the whole continent. And then how do people drive back and forth? I am sooo confused. ... icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 19, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    MikeOnMain said[quote][cite]XRuggerATX said[/cite]
    Unless the holiday is permanently on Mondays now, to coincide with the Boston Marathon.


    Yup, it's permanently on Mondays now. There's also an annual re-enactment of the Battle on Lexington Green at 5:30am on Monday morning, but there are events all weekend.[/quote]

    Yeah my family used to participate in the Concord one. Patriots day in Concord is a totally Norman Rockwell type deal.

    ...from MikeOnMain's link...
    "A few hours later, the Regulars enter Concord. A detachment is sent to secure the North Bridge. The militia had already formed up on the far side of the Bridge, consisting of men not just from Concord, but many nearby towns who had come to defend their homes and lives. Smoke rises from the center of Concord. The militia believes the Regulars are out to burn down the town. The order comes to load their muskets. The men advance towards the Bridge in fine order to the astonishment of the Regulars. The rebels were advancing on the British army! Retreating off the Bridge, the Regulars form into firing positions. As in Lexington, a shot rings out. The Regulars fire. Militiamen fall but they continue their advance. Then the order is given to the militia: "Fire, fellow soldiers, for God's sake fire!". The American Revolution has begun."

    ...feeling proud. :-)
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    Apr 19, 2008 7:02 PM GMT
    We have a sedate little holiday called Mardi Gras
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    Apr 20, 2008 1:17 PM GMT
    I like it, it's appropriate. The 19th of April 1775 is enshrined in the poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere". "The 19th of April of 75, barely a man is still alive that remembers that midnight ride of Paul Revere".