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Patriots Day

Postby Haggis@wk » Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:40 am

Happy Patriots Day!!!

Patriots Day may be the least known American holiday, and maybe the day most deserving of our recognition.

It marks the day, April 19, 1775, when Americans took up arms against their king, and bled, at the crack of that terrible dawn.

Capt. John Parker, Lexington Militia

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Re: Patriots Day

Postby Shapley » Thu May 08, 2008 11:52 am

Not being familiar with Patriot's Day, I was curious about the date. I see that it is a moveable feast, now recognized (where it is recognized) as the third Monday in April.

I am curious if that date could have any connection to the Oklahoma City bombing, which occured on April 19th. I see no mention of Patriot's Day in news articles relating to the bombing, but it seems the type of connection McVeigh would have recognized, from what I read of him.

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Re: Patriots Day

Postby barfle » Thu May 08, 2008 1:39 pm

Shapley wrote:I am curious if that date could have any connection to the Oklahoma City bombing, which occured on April 19th.

The Oklahoma City bombing was in retaliation for the raid on Waco (Branch Davidians) one year earlier.
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Re: Patriots Day

Postby Shapley » Thu May 08, 2008 2:12 pm

I should have remembered that. I've just equated the Waco Raid as a continuing event, started months earlier. I hadn't remembered that the day of the fire occured on Patriot's Day. I think it's a fair bet that Janet Reno had no thoughts about the significance of the date.
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Re: Patriots Day

Postby barfle » Fri May 09, 2008 12:56 pm

Shapley wrote:it's a fair bet that Janet Reno had no thoughts

I won't take that bet. You're dead right.
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