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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Patriot's Day

A Day of Celebration AND a Day of Remembering
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
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Patriot's Day, aka Patriots' Day, is a day of celebration primarily in the states of Maine and Massachusetts.  It commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord fought in 1775 near Boston. Today's celebration is not to be confused with Patriot Day in the United States, an annual observance on September 11 in remembrance of those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. 

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.
Source: History.com


Area of the first blast a few minutes after explosion
Source: en.wikipedia.org
"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.


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!