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    Patriot's Day

    celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine on the anniversary of the confrontation between the patriots and the Red Coats at Concord Bridge and Lexington that began the War For Independence or Revolutionary War in 1775. Some British are still cursing George III for letting those colonies get away from them

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    Re: Patriot's Day

    For the most part, Patriot's Day nowadays in New England is all about the Boston Marathon. It's like we have a holiday just for running.
    Thanks Gina Stevenson - "thanks" for this post

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    Re: Patriot's Day

    Quote Originally Posted by David Troxler View Post
    For the most part, Patriot's Day nowadays in New England is all about the Boston Marathon. It's like we have a holiday just for running.
    I thought it was about morning baseball.

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    Re: Patriot's Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Peggy Gray View Post
    I thought it was about morning baseball.
    Well, that too.

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    Re: Patriot's Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Franklin View Post
    celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine on the anniversary of the confrontation between the patriots and the Red Coats at Concord Bridge and Lexington that began the War For Independence or Revolutionary War in 1775. Some British are still cursing George III for letting those colonies get away from them
    Don't forget good ol John Wesley, he was cussin a bit at the time, as he wrote "A Calm Address To Our American Colonies" as a rebuke against the North American rebels.
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    Re: Patriot's Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Chabot View Post
    Don't forget good ol John Wesley, he was cussin a bit at the time, as he wrote "A Calm Address To Our American Colonies" as a rebuke against the North American rebels.
    It's hard to fault a guy who simply rooted for the home team.
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us wthout end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
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    Laughing Jim Chabot, Gina Stevenson - thanks for this funny post

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    Re: Patriot's Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Franklin View Post
    celebrated in Massachusetts and Maine on the anniversary of the confrontation between the patriots and the Red Coats at Concord Bridge and Lexington that began the War For Independence or Revolutionary War in 1775. Some British are still cursing George III for letting those colonies get away from them
    King George made a substantial effort to keep the American colonies - at great cost to his people and England's place and prestige in the world at the time. The effort was a lost cause long before George gave up on it.
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us wthout end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
    - C.S. Lewis

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    Re: Patriot's Day

    Patriot's Day is my favorite day in Boston - because of the holiday weekend, we got to spend it in Boston this year. We took our daughter to the Boston Children's Museum. We ate lunch outside the building and I was amazed to see a parade of marathon finishers (marked out by their medals) walking by, apparently on their way home. Maybe they took the subway to South Station and walked from there, but the Children's museum is almost two miles from the finish line. Walking is probably the last thing I'd think about doing after running a marathon.
    ...just my $.02.

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