Patriot’s Day History
By Staff Writers; Haskell M. and Jordan N.
Patriots Day takes place on April 19, 1775 this year or is usually celebrated on the Third Monday in April. What is Patriots Day? On April 19, 1775, the first battles were fought in the city of Lexington, near Boston, Massachusetts. Due to this, Patriots Day is symbolic for the independence of a new country. Also, Paul Revere is remembered in this holiday for warning the Colonial Militia, that the British were coming. Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, and a patriot in the American Revolution. To commemorate Patriots Day, the Boston Red Sox are scheduled to play on Patriots Day, every year. In Massachusetts, Patriots Day is a holiday for lots of schools, business, and churches. Patriots Day is a big holiday for the people that live in Massachusetts, and there are lots of reenactments of the battles, going on today. On April 20, 2015 there was a big reenactment of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The event took place at the Lexington and Concord at the Minute Man National Historical Park. Thousand of people got together to see this reenactment, and it was a very fascinating moment. We all still honor those men who died in battle today.