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
Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.
The hardest history lesson for me to learn; Longfellow lied.
Paul Revere did not make it to his destination when sent to warn his countrymen that the British were coming. Captured and briefly detained, he was forced to walk home as the Redcoats retained his horse for His Majesty's service when they detained him.