Friday, April 18, 2008

Patriots' Day: The Least Known American Holiday

Jules Crittenden provides an in-depth historical review of Patriots' Day, the Nor'eastern civic holiday commemorating the the first battles of the American Revolutionary War:

Patriots Day may be the least known American holiday, and the day most deserving of our recognition. Observed in Massachusetts and Maine only. Don’t know it? It marks the day, April 19, 1775, on which Americans took up arms against their king, and bled, at the crack of terrible dawn...
Crittenden's not only a top journalist on military affairs, he's also a war history buff (and a neocon too, thank goodness!).