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Sam Adams creator wants National Patriotís Day
AP ^ | April 19, 2010

Posted on 04/19/2010 7:41:18 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

The founder of a beer named after an American Revolutionary hero is pushing for Patriot’s Day to become a national holiday.

Jim Koch, founder and owner of the Boston Beer Co., the maker of Sam Adams, says he is launching a personal campaign and starting a petition to begin a movement for the national holiday.

Koch said if Patriot’s Day was a national holiday, more Americans would understand the nation’s "revolutionary spirit" and how much the Founder Fathers risked their lives.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: adams; americanrevolution; beer; freedom; liberty; patriotsday; samadams
Too bad we don't do a better job teaching American history in schools.
1 posted on 04/19/2010 7:41:19 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Sam Adams quote that is most appropriate for today...


2 posted on 04/19/2010 7:42:48 AM PDT by jessduntno (I've never been a member of the Democrat Party. I stepped in it once, but scraped it off.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Mom, there are certain things (can't recall what they are) that are forgotten.

Thanks for raising me to be an American.

3 posted on 04/19/2010 7:44:15 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: ConservativeStatement
Amen!

I hereby move that we abolish the Communists' favorite holiday, Labor Day, and replace it with Patriot's Day.

4 posted on 04/19/2010 7:44:31 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How about we replace “Martin Luther King JR’s” “holiday” with this.


5 posted on 04/19/2010 7:44:52 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: ConservativeStatement; tx_eggman

LOL. Great idea, but it ain’t happening during this regime.


6 posted on 04/19/2010 7:44:53 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Koch said if Patriot’s Day was a national holiday, more Americans would understand the nation’s "revolutionary spirit" and how much the Founder Fathers risked their lives.

Actually it would just become another paid holiday for government hacks and a regular work day for hte private sector like it is around the Greater Boston area..

7 posted on 04/19/2010 7:46:03 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: ConservativeStatement

Anybody who sponsors “Sex for Sam” (the Amos and Opie radio contest for public sex acts, one of which took place in St. Patrick’s cathedral) has already carved out his public niche and should keep his mouth shut regarding patriotic holidays.


8 posted on 04/19/2010 7:47:28 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: ConservativeStatement
Let's see...Patriots Day Sales....politicians speaking at union picnics...local news stations doing stories on "real" patriots (illegal immigrants, "single moms", etc)....

Nice idea, but quickly perverted by corporate greed, politicians and the media.

9 posted on 04/19/2010 7:49:14 AM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Texas Eagle

Works for me. Patriots day - with plenty of Sam’s beer.
mmm mmmmmmm


10 posted on 04/19/2010 7:50:07 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Patriots’ Day???”

SO un-PC in this day and age!!

Never happen with President Sn0tbubble.


11 posted on 04/19/2010 7:51:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: ConservativeStatement; bamahead; nutmeg; Jeff Head; Travis McGee

BTTT


12 posted on 04/19/2010 7:53:44 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A patriot in the middle of Boston Beer. Who’da thunk.

I’ve been thinking lately we need a patriotic “tea party” holiday at tax time to remind people of the founding principles. It could replace what the original Independence Day was supposed to be and has lost over the years, a day that the Declaration was read to the assembled people.

Any thoughts? Should we continue to have tea parties on tax day, or do it to the 19th, or what?

The thing is to keep it from being emasculated by the powers in Washington, where they have destroyed Washington’s birthday, Decoration Day etc by making them days to have parties and go on vacation. And the people who celebrate have no idea who we even fought for our freedom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddtc4FypXzk&feature=PlayList&p=EA5173CD0E50704D&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=2


13 posted on 04/19/2010 7:53:46 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Never happen Sam is a white guy and not gay.


14 posted on 04/19/2010 7:54:43 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: Texas Eagle
Patriots Day to preempt May 5th being a national holiday.
15 posted on 04/19/2010 7:55:02 AM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, you know chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I love my Sam Adam’s beer.


16 posted on 04/19/2010 7:58:11 AM PDT by puppypusher
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To: heartwood

I share your opinion of Jim Koch. What amazes me is how he escaped unscathed while O&A had to take a break from radio for a long while.


17 posted on 04/19/2010 7:58:41 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t have a problem with it being a national holiday so long as it doesn’t give our already overpaid government employees another excuse for having one more paid holiday.

Actually, I amend that. If we could have Congress not be in session during that day, it would be a good thing. Just give Congress the day off. One less day for them to work on oppressing our freedoms and liberties.


18 posted on 04/19/2010 8:04:18 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ConservativeStatement

It would be perverted to a National Day of Mourning for the OKC Children.


19 posted on 04/19/2010 8:05:54 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: ConservativeStatement
Patriot’s Day is a holiday in Boston. They run the marathon that day.

As to American history in schools, Bill Bennett has written two books on the subject that were designed to be used as textbooks.

He had on Janine Turner (from Northern Exposure and Friday Night Lights) today to discuss her organization which is working on a curriculum on the Constitution and Federalist Papers. It’s being designed with a grade school through high school approach.

http://constitutingamerica.org/

"Constituting America’s mission is to reach, educate and inform America's youth and her citizens about the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the foundation it sets forth regarding our freedoms and rights."

20 posted on 04/19/2010 8:09:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Texas Eagle
I hereby move that we abolish the Communists' favorite holiday, Labor Day, and replace it with Patriot's Day.

International Women's Day, Earth Day, and May Day are all Communist holidays. How do you determine "favorite"?

The other 3 push the Party agenda. Labor Day at least is generally a day out with the family.

21 posted on 04/19/2010 8:12:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (We've gone from phony soldiers to phony conservative protesters. Nothing about liberalism is genuine)
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To: Deaf Smith

Cinco de Cerveza?


22 posted on 04/19/2010 8:13:07 AM PDT by katana (Ridicule is to Liberals what sunlight is to Vampires)
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To: a fool in paradise
Patriot’s Day is a holiday in Boston.

Isn't Patriot's Day the same day as "Fast Day" in NH? Or was Fast Day eliminated when NH passed Civil Right's Day?

23 posted on 04/19/2010 8:15:08 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98...PROCESS MATTERS)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I just might start drinking Sam Adams beer.

We need a Patriots Day just to PO the “liberals” and “progressives” and Obow wow.


24 posted on 04/19/2010 8:16:28 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Patriot Day had been Sept. 11th...........until Obama changed it last year

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-proclamation-patriot-day-and-national-day-remembrance-and-service


25 posted on 04/19/2010 8:18:42 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I watched HBO’s John Adams last year, and the portrayal of Sam Adams in that series was fascinating. I had always seen Sam Adams portrayed as a jolly, chubby, beer-drinking, good ‘ol boy-type ... pretty much like on the Sam Adams beer bottles. On the mini-series he was pretty hardcore ... much more the angry revolutionary than the jolly good ‘ol boy.

SnakeDoc


26 posted on 04/19/2010 8:20:44 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: katana
Five of Beers? Five Beers?

I'll pass.

Beer comes in multiples of six and should stay that way.

27 posted on 04/19/2010 8:24:34 AM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, you know chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: Roccus
Excerpt from above link.

By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as Patriot Day, and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.

28 posted on 04/19/2010 8:30:21 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Deaf Smith

OK, let’s go with 6th of May. Sexto de Mayo de Cerveza it is!


29 posted on 04/19/2010 8:34:57 AM PDT by katana (Ridicule is to Liberals what sunlight is to Vampires)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Let’s make Sam Adams the official beer of Freepers. Cheers


30 posted on 04/19/2010 8:35:15 AM PDT by Pajama Blogger
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To: ConservativeStatement

One of life’s little ironies is that what happened at the Battles of Lexington and Concord is pretty much what happened Two hundred eighteen years later at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco: the duly constituted authorities sent a force to sieze military supplies from suspect civilians and got their butts handed to them.

Maybe if it’s pointed out to them that they’re honoring the ‘David Koresh’ side of the Revolution, the enlightened inhabitants of Massachusetts will re-purpose the holiday to honor the British forces.


31 posted on 04/19/2010 8:37:03 AM PDT by Grut
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To: ConservativeStatement
Samuel Adams was the leader of the (should-be) legendary Sons of Liberty:

Pre-Revolutionary War law-breaking rabble-rousers responsible for destroying over $1.5M worth of the King's tea in Boston Harbor, the burning of the Gaspee, and numerous other acts of violence including Tar & Featherings.

What is Jim Koch trying to imply here?? ;^)

32 posted on 04/19/2010 8:38:42 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SnakeDoctor

That was a great miniseries. I borrowed it from the local library and my husband and I watched it over Labor Day weekend. I had read David McCullough’s book on which the miniseries was based, but it has been five or six years before. After watching the movie, I read the book again.

I loved that miniseries so much that I asked for it for my birthday and received it as a gift :) When my kids get just a bit older (the oldest is almost 12), I will have them watch it.

And yes, Sam Adams was quite a pistol...he and his cousin are two men I very much admire.


33 posted on 04/19/2010 8:43:29 AM PDT by Hoosier Catholic Momma (Arkansas resident of Hoosier upbringing--Yankee with a southern twang)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Absolutely make it a National holiday!

Timeline: Patriots Day and Related Events

1770

Bloody Massacre March 5: After 18 months of a British Army presence in Boston, Americans taunt the Redcoats into making a deadly mistake, shooting into a crowd and killing five men. The event, known as the Boston Massacre, is widely publicized by Paul Revere, who engraves and distributes color prints depicting the incident.

1773

Boston Tea Party December 16: In the event known as the Boston Tea Party, colonists disguised as Indians dump imported tea into Boston Harbor to protest taxes on the product. Suspected participants include Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and Joseph Warren.

1775

cover of a piece of sheet music, published in 1905 April 18: At 10pm on a Tuesday night, Dr. Joseph Warren sends Paul Revere and William Dawes, Jr. to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British are planning to march there to seize military supplies.

At 11, friends row Revere across the Charles River to Charlestown where a fast horse awaits. Meanwhile, Dawes takes the longer land route through Roxbury.

At 11:30, avoiding two British soldiers, Revere takes the Medford road, awakening all the people in houses along his path.

April 19: The day that history will know as Patriots Day begins.

12am
Dawes catches up to Revere at the Hancock-Clarke House in Lexington. Dr. Samuel Prescott joins the two riders on the road to Concord. The pealing of a bell on the green summons Captain John Parker and the local militia.

1am
Two British soldiers surprise Revere, the lead rider. Dawes cuts back toward Lexington and escapes. Prescott jumps his horse over a wall, rides down by a swamp and continues onto Concord. Revere tries to lose his assailants in the woods, but is captured by another half-dozen British soldiers.

1:30am
Prescott reaches the Hartwell Tavern and Mary Hartwell carries his warning to the nearby Lincoln minute men.

2am
The Town House bell announces Prescott's arrival in Concord. Meanwhile, the last of the British regulars have finally been ferried across the Charles River from Boston. They begin their march toward Concord.

4am
British General Thomas Gage orders General Earl Percy to lead a thousand-man brigade of reinforcements to Concord; missed messages will delay this group for five hours. In Concord, more of the supply depot is moved out of town, hidden or buried.

4:30am
An American scout reports that the British are half a mile from Lexington. On Lexington Green, Captain Parker and 77 of his minute men stand in wait.

5am
Battle of Lexington. April 19,1775 The British and the rebels face each other across the Green. Parker orders a retreat, but a shot rings out, leading to a full volley from the British. Both sides are engaged as the Colonists flee. Eight Americans are killed and ten wounded.

7am
The British arrive at Concord and begin searching the town for weapons. The minute men watch from positions above the town, aware they are currently outnumbered but gaining troops each moment.

9am
Percy's British relief force finally sets off, taking the land route.

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9:00-9:30am
Spotting smoke in the town, 400 minute men descend from their positions towards town via the North Bridge. Confronting a small group of British soldiers at the bridge, the minute men are fired upon and return fire, killing three British and wounding nine others. Two minute men are killed and four are wounded.

10am
The various British companies regroup in the center of Concord. Tired from having marched through the night, they rest for a couple hours before they begin their journey back to Boston.

12:30pm
Now numbering more than a 1000, the minute men race to meet the British at Meriam's Corner. There, the Americans open a relentless attack as the British retrace their path towardsLexington and the safety of Boston.

2pm
Captain Parker and his Lexington minute men avenge their fallen comrades in a second clash when the British regulars return to their town.

3pm
General Percy and the King's Own 4th Regiment meet the retreating British soldiers and absorb them into their ranks. Percy's cannons open up on the local buildings, destroying any potential sniper positions.

4:30pm
By the time the British reach Menotomy (now Arlington, Massachusetts), the American ranks have grown to more than 1900 men. The fighting here will claim about half of all the lives lost that day.

6:30pm
Percy's men finally arrive at Bunker Hill where they are able to rest for the boats that will take them back to Boston. By the day's end the rebel force has grown to close to 4000.

April 20: Local militias lay siege to the British-occupied city of Boston.

Late April: In the days and weeks that followed, local militia continued to gather in Massachusetts from neighboring colonies.

Bunker Hill

June 17: At the Battle of Bunker Hill,Dr. Joseph Warren and Royal Marine Major John Pitcairn are both killed. Although the British capture the position, their heavy casualties against the smaller Colonial force constitutes a loss.

Washington and American Army July 3: A Virginian, George Washington, takes command of the Continental Army in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1776

March 17: After 11 months, the Siege of Boston ends; the British leave the city.

1837

July 4: Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Concord Hymn" is sung at the ceremony for the completion of the Concord Battle Monument. Generations of American schoolchildren will memorize his lines describing "the shot heard round the world."

1860

As a divided nation heads toward Civil War, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, another American poet, composes "Tales of a Wayside Inn," including "Paul Revere's Ride," which will also become one of America's most famous poems.

1894

First observance of Patriot's Day as a Massachusetts state holiday.

1959

Congress establishes Minute Man National Historical Park, encompassing the sites of the Patriot's Day skirmishes in Lexington and Concord.

1969

Patriot's Day is officially designated as the third Monday of April, in the states of Maine and Massachusetts.

2000

April 17: The 225th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord features an especially large parade.



http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/patriotsday/timeline/index.html


34 posted on 04/19/2010 9:14:31 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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To: katana
This isn't about the mexicans, thus the point of the preempt.
35 posted on 04/19/2010 9:26:23 AM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, you know chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: puppypusher

Same here. Favorites are Boston Lager, Summer Ale and Noble Pils.


36 posted on 04/19/2010 9:30:11 AM PDT by stbdside
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To: Deaf Smith

Sorry my poor attempt at humor has fallen on deaf ears.


37 posted on 04/19/2010 11:06:22 AM PDT by katana (Ridicule is to Liberals what sunlight is to Vampires)
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