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  • History Comes on Horseback in Lexington (Reenactment Helps Kick Off Patriots Day)

    04/19/2016 2:46:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Boston globe ^ | APRIL 18, 2016 | Joshua Miller
    History came on horseback here early Monday morning, with the breathless cries of a rider warning: “The Regulars are just down the road! They’re massing for battle.” Decked in lobster-red, marching up what’s now Massachusetts Avenue and onto the Common, the British soldiers did come, finding a ragtag band of local militiamen standing their ground, unwilling to disperse. The story of what happened next — the shot of unknown provenance, the lopsided battle, the American Revolution — has been told and retold for 241 years. But it was fresh to some of the thousands of spectators and performers at the...
  • Patriots’ Day Is A Call For Action on Trade Policy

    04/21/2014 7:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | April 21, 2014 | Andrew Angler
    Mid-April seems like an odd confluence of events. Not only is Tax Day upon us, but it also marks the annual commemoration of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, known as Patriots’ Day. The stark contrast between the two is an annual reminder of the ongoing struggle between two opposing forces—one which seeks to relish, in an ever-increasing way, the dominion it has over how we live our lives, either by substituting its judgment for that of our own or by thinking it can spend our money better than we can. The other force, of course, is freedom. The freedom...
  • 2 Million Bikers:Permit Application Not Received but…What About That Email- Permit Number?

    09/10/2013 11:13:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies ^ | September 10, 2013 | Maggie
    One more lying Obama agency – The Parks Department. As you know, the permit for a no-stop ride through DC tomorrow September 11, 2103 was denied. A Park Department employee Sheila Gotha allegedly told media the Biker’s application for a permit was never received and that’s why it was denied. Odd since the organizer, Belinda Bee says: “From my understanding, [Gotha] has told two other media outlets that she had never heard of our permit, that we have never had a conference call. I shot them the email showing where she scheduled the conference call and on that conference call...
  • Axelrod: Obama thinks Boston bombings could be related to tax day

    04/16/2013 7:24:03 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 201 replies
    In explaining why President Obama didn't call the Boston bombings a "terrorist attack," former adviser David Axelrod said, "I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day": "The word has taken on a different meaning since 9/11," Axelrod said of the phrase "terrorist attack." "You use those words and it means something very specific in people's mind. And I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day. Was it someone who was...
  • Patriots' Day: Battles of Lexington and Concord -1775- "The Shot Heard 'Round The World"

    04/19/2011 7:06:58 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 39 replies ^ | April 19, 2011
    Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green "By The Rude Bridge That Arched The Flood, Their Flag to April's Breeze Unfurled, Here Once The Embattled Farmers Stood, And Fired The Shot Heard Round The World."  wpi.eduDepartment of Military Science - Worcester Polytechnic Institute On the 15 of April 1775, when General Thomas Gage, British Military Governor of Massachusetts, was ordered to destroy the rebel's military stores at Concord. To accomplish this he assembled the "Flanking units", including Light Infantry and Grenadiers, from his Boston Garrison. In charge he put Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn. He also composed...
  • Greatest story untold

    04/18/2011 9:38:26 AM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies ^ | 04/18/2011 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Today, Massachusetts celebrates Patriots Day. In towns across the commonwealth, crowds will gather for parades of marching bands, scout troops and public officials. In Lexington and Concord, Redcoats and Minutemen will reenact the events of April 19, 1775, and that legendary march to the North Bridge. The festivities would make Paul Revere proud. But Revere would roll over in his grave if he knew that the “the shot heard round the world” and the battle that put Concord on the map receive minimal attention in Concord’s elementary schools.
  • Sam Adams creator wants National Patriot’s Day

    04/19/2010 7:41:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies · 997+ views
    AP ^ | April 19, 2010
    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.
  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

    04/18/2010 9:02:34 PM PDT · by Oratam · 47 replies · 923+ views
    A Wayside Inn | April 19, 1860 | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Paul Revere's Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, "If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light,-- One if by land, and two if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every...
  • Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

    08/24/2009 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Scanian · 199 replies · 10,739+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 24,2009 | Matthew Vadum
    The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry. This effort to reshape the American psyche has nothing to do with healing the nation and everything to do with easing the nation along in the ongoing radical transformation of America that President Obama promised during last year's election campaign. The president signed into law a measure in April that designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service, but...
  • Appleseed Project comes to Hartford CT for Patriot's Day!

    03/05/2009 6:38:59 AM PST · by Lusis · 6 replies · 551+ views
    The Appleseed Project ^ | March 4, 2009 | The Appleseed Project
    Flyers:  Available below Range:  Hartford Gun Club Address:  157 South Main St, East Granby, CT 06026 Website: When: April 18-19, 2009 Range Fee:  $10 per shooter per day Camping available: We can pitch tents on the rifle range.  Ten RV/Electric hookups are also available at $10 per night.  There is a clubhouse with restroom and sink. Hotels: Many hotels to choose from near Bradley Intl Airport (Windsor Locks, CT) (~2 miles away)  Holiday Inn, Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, LaQuinta Inn, Days Inn, Sheraton, Ramada. (avoid Motel 6!) Directions:    *  Take I-91 to Exit 40...
  • Largest Marksmanship Event on the Planet (The Appleseed Project)

    03/03/2009 9:06:27 AM PST · by Lusis · 37 replies · 1,742+ views
    The Appleseed Project ^ | March 2, 2009 | Fred
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Largest Marksmanship Event on the Planet World Record Attempt to be Made Locally Contact: [local name and phone number] On April 18 and 19th, the Revolutionary War Veterans Association's "Project Appleseed" rifle marksmanship clinic will be in town at XYZ [location] for a history-making attempt at establishing a world record for the longest cumulative firing line spread over the largest land area in history - a total of 2.5 miles of firing line spread over the North American continent - from California to Florida, Texas to Minnesota, Arizona to Maine. It will be the biggest marksmanship event...
  • Happy Patriot's Day!

    04/19/2008 11:33:16 AM PDT · by Hugin · 10 replies · 84+ views
    Battle of Lexington and Concord Minute Man Monument at Lexington Green "By The Rude Bridge That Arched The Flood, Their Flag to April's Breeze Unfurled, Here Once The Embattled Farmers Stood, And Fired The Shot Heard Round The World." A Brief History: On the 15 of April 1775, when General Thomas Gage, British Military Governor of Massachusetts, was ordered to destroy the rebel's military stores at Concord. To accomplish this he assembled the "Flanking units", including Light Infantry and Grenadiers, from his Boston Garrison. In charge he put Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn. He also composed...
  • Bikers Ready to Rally for Rights

    04/13/2008 2:25:46 AM PDT · by Bikers USA · 94 replies · 139+ views
    Bikers USA ^ | April 13, 2008 | JanBOLT
    Bikers urge Americans to remember Patriots Day. Activists prepare to rally for rights in North Carolina.
  • Is it time to scale back large annual observances on 9/11?

    09/11/2007 9:02:52 AM PDT · by Godzilla · 6 replies · 519+ views
    Poll by CNN: Is it time to scale back large annual observances on 9/11?
  • Happy Patriots Day

    04/19/2007 9:49:14 AM PDT · by Cato Uticensis · 5 replies · 424+ views
    Republic of Utica ^ | Thursday, April 19, 2007 | Cato Uticensis
    Today we honor the 232nd anniversary of the first battles between the Bi-Coastal Elites (Unicoastal in those days) and the "Flyover Country" (obviously no flying over back then). I refer to the Battles of Lexington and Concord. On this day in 1775, local militias made their stand on the Village Green of Lexington under the command of Captain John Parker. "Stand your ground men; don't fire unless fired upon; but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here!" Parker bravely said. His bold words were matched with brave deeds as his militiamen stood against the government forces....
  • 9/11/06 [NY Times: We are Liberal Wankers]

    09/10/2006 11:37:11 PM PDT · by Enchante · 47 replies · 1,220+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/11/06 | NY Times Editors
    The time when we felt drawn together, changed by the shock of what had occurred, lasted long beyond the funerals, ceremonies and promises never to forget. It was a time when the nation was waiting to find out what it was supposed to do, to be called to the task that would give special lasting meaning to the tragedy that it had endured. But the call never came. Without ever having asked to be exempt from the demands of this new post-9/11 war, we were cut out. Everything would be paid for with the blood of other people’s children, and...
  • April 19, 1775: The American Revolution Begins

    04/19/2005 5:27:52 AM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 1,494+ views
    History ^ | 4/19/2005 | staff
    At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town's common green. British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment's hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, the "shot heard around the world" was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10...
  • April 19, 1861: FIRST BLOOD IN THE CIVIL WAR

    04/19/2005 5:24:04 AM PDT · by kellynla · 1 replies · 637+ views
    History ^ | 4/19/2005 | staff
    On April 19, 1861, the first blood of the American Civil War is shed when a secessionist mob in Baltimore attacks Massachusetts troops bound for Washington, D.C. Four soldiers and 12 rioters were killed. One week earlier, on April 12, the Civil War began when Confederate shore batteries opened fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Bay. During a 34-hour period, 50 Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000 rounds at the poorly supplied fort. The fort's garrison returned fire, but lacking men, ammunition, and food, it was forced to surrender on April 13. There were no...
  • Freeper Canteen: Raise your glasses for your favorite toast! Happy Patriots Day! April 19,2005

    04/18/2005 6:48:11 PM PDT · by Diva Betsy Ross · 1,612 replies · 10,073+ views
    Canteen patriots
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! Happy Patriot's Day! To the officers and soldiers of the Revolution. Whilst we enjoy our rich heritage of civil and religious liberty, may we never forget the noble spirits who bought them with their blood and treasure. Celebrate America's Holidays The Way The Men Who Started Them Did. With A Glass of Beer READ ABOUT IT HERE: BEER INSTITUTE On the night of April 18, 1775, Governor Gage (British Governor...
  • Schilling, Ramirez power Red Sox

    04/18/2005 12:05:04 PM PDT · by RonF · 7 replies · 574+ views
    Red Sox Web Site ^ | 4/18/2005 | Ian Browne/
    BOSTON -- There was barely any daylight when Curt Schilling arose on Monday to pitch in the annual Patriots Day morning game at Fenway Park. As groggy as the big right-hander must have been (Schilling arrived at the park before 7 a.m. ET for the 11:05 start), he was fairly certain that it was his wife Shonda who was going to be spending the day running a marathon. The way things turned out, it was an all-around marathon-like day for the Schilling family. At the same time Shonda was trekking in the historic Boston Marathon, Schilling was laboring his way...
  • Concord Hymn (in celebration of April 19th, Patriot's Day)

    04/19/2004 5:20:01 PM PDT · by NMC EXP · 10 replies · 219+ views ^ | Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Concord Hymn Ralph Waldo Emerson By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On this green bank, by this soft stream, We set to-day a votive stone; That memory may their deed redeem, When, like our sires, our sons are gone. Spirit, that made those heroes dare To die, or leave their children free,...
  • Patriots Day: Red Sox Beat Yankees

    04/19/2004 7:52:05 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 228 replies · 217+ views
    MLB | 4/19/04 | Gothmog
    In Massachusetts this is Patriots Day, a day to remember and salute those American Patriots who have served, fought and died for the liberties we enjoy today. For those of us not on the front lines, it is also a way to show other countries one of the ways Americans resolve their differences and relieve societal tension without resorting to hatred and violence – IOW, by watching the Red Sox beat the goresucking yankees. So please take some time today to remember American Patriots past and – most certainly – present. Let’s say a prayer for our troops and show...
  • Today: The 229th Anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord

    04/19/2004 7:37:11 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 43 replies · 4,548+ views
    American Memory ^ | April 19, 2004 | Anon
    On April 19, 1775, British and American soldiers exchanged fire in the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord. On the night of April 18, the royal governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, commanded by King George III to suppress the rebellious Americans, had ordered 700 British soldiers, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn, to seize the colonists' military stores in Concord, some 20 miles west of Boston. A system of signals and word-of-mouth communication set up by the colonists was effective in forewarning American volunteer militia men of the approach of the British troops. Henry Wadsworth...
  • Patriot's Day 2004

    04/19/2004 12:10:09 AM PDT · by lainie · 3 replies · 108+ views
  • A Few Of FR's Finest....Every Day.....09-11-03....Where Were You? Never Forget 9-11-01

    09/11/2003 1:34:30 AM PDT · by dansangel · 270 replies · 1,078+ views
    dansangel | 9-11-03 | dansangel
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • LEXINGTON GREEN Reenactment Monday 6:00 AM

    04/19/2003 9:43:07 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 12 replies · 442+ views
    None ^ | April 19, 2003 | None
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  • Patriot's Day Reenactments Concord TODAY

    04/18/2003 11:35:23 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 2 replies · 399+ views ^ | April 19, 2003 | None
  • To all modern day patriots...

    04/18/2003 1:38:56 PM PDT · by bogeybob · 7 replies · 515+ views
    Tonight (April 18th) was when Revere and Dawes took off from Boston to warn Samuel Adams and Hancock that the British were coming to get them. Along the way they woke a lot of people up. They both made it to the home where the two patriots were staying, but outside of Lexington both were captured and detained. Fortunately, they had met a doctor on the road that night who was returning from "sparking" his lady friend and he did make it Concord. Concord was prepared and turned back the lobster backs the next day, April 19th, the real Patriot's...
  • Patriot's day weekend in Boston, need ideas

    04/16/2003 10:57:12 AM PDT · by Diva Betsy Ross · 15 replies · 245+ views
    Does anyone have any fun ideas for Freepers in Greater Boston area this weekend. I plan on going to the parade in Concord on Monday. I was wondering if there were any support our troops rallies ,or freeper events that anyone knew about . Thank you!
  • Patriots Day--Are you ready?

    04/18/2002 9:17:56 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 11 replies · 317+ views
    Patriots Day, 2002 The Shot Heard Around The World On this day-- April 19, 1775-- where "once the embattled farmers stood, and fired the shot heard 'round the world," the War for Independence had now begun!
  • Another April 19th is just around the Corner. . .

    04/17/2002 10:12:33 PM PDT · by Alabama_Wild_Man · 3 replies · 358+ views
    In Liberty and Freedom ^ | April 22, 2000 | John Perna
    I stumbled across this and was curious about what other Freepers may be thinking about - with this anniversary coming up ??   APRIL 19TH  MEMORIAL   Patriots Day, April 19, 1775 - Massachusetts, when an unordered 'shot heard around the world' began the American Revolution. This is now commemorated as a victory for the forces of liberty, as it did turn out to be the beginning of a revolution; which gave us a republic. It could have gone in many other directions. It is impossible to know the thoughts; which actually brought about this revolutionary action. APRIL 19 1871 --Declaration...
  • What is the chances of a major attack on April 19th (vanity)

    04/15/2002 9:51:00 AM PDT · by dts32041 · 42 replies · 360+ views
    none | 04/15/2002 | Me
    A thought just occured to me, I know that is rare, but what do you think will be the chances of a major attack launched against the US, on 19 Apr 02? If it were to occur what kind of attack would it be?