Patriots’ Day and Compliance

Patriots’ Day is a Massachusetts holiday honoring the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolutionary War. Since Maine was once part of Massachusetts, it is also a holiday in Maine. Although they switch the possessive to Patriot’s Day.

That means Paul Revere and William Dawes mount their horses to re-create the warning: “The British are coming!” That means battle re-enactments in Lexington. That means the Boston Marathon passes through. That means a Red Sox home game.

That means a holiday for me from thinking too much about compliance.


Image of the Minuteman Statue in Lexington Massachusetts is by Daderot
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