A Day of Celebration AND a Day of Remembering
Terror in America
Terror in America
Patriot: One who loves, supports, and defends one's country
~A Day of Celebration~
Patriot's Day is annually held on the third Monday of April.
|Statue of Paul Revere |
One of the patriots of the battles of Lexington & Concord,
which took place near Boston.
A Bit of History...
Starting in 1764, Great Britain enacted a series of measures aimed at raising revenue from its 13 American colonies. Many of those measures, including the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Townshend Acts, generated fierce resentment among the colonists, who protested against “taxation without representation.” Boston, the site of the 1770 Boston Massacre and the 1773 Boston Tea Party, was one of the main points of resistance. King George III of Britain ramped up the military presence there, and in June 1774 he shut down the city’s harbor until colonists paid for tea dumped overboard the previous year. Soon after, the British Parliament declared that Massachusetts was in open rebellion.
~A Day of Remembering Terror in America~
|Area of the first blast a few minutes after explosion|
"Let’s not forget how united Americans stand at all times! How strong and proud The USA is – and hold on to each other – with each other and for each other!!" Raani York
Patriot's Day, April 15, 2013, will be long remembered not only for its significance as a civic holiday, uniquely a New England holiday, but for the tragic terrorist bombings (Boston Marathon Bombing) that occurred in Boston, Massachusetts. Unfortunately, this is not the first of such horrific events to occur on this important day in history.
- The Waco Assault (April 19, 1993),
- The Oklahoma City Bombing (April 19, 1995),
- The Columbine School Shooting (April 20, 1999), and
- The Virginia Tech Massacre (April 16, 2007), for starters.
Two of those tragedies—the Virginia Tech massacre and the Waco assault—were on Monday, the Patriot's Day of those years.
America is strong but vulnerable. We must remain Forever Watchful!