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Minuteman Statue on the Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts
Minuteman Statue on the Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts
Patriots' Grave in the Old Burying Ground, Arlington, Massachusetts.
Acton Monmument, grave site of Abner Hosmer and Capt Isaac Davis who fell at North Bridge 4-19-1775.
Acton Monmument, grave site of Abner Hosmer and Capt Isaac Davis who fell at North Bridge 4-19-1775.
For the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, see Patriot Day.
For the Quebec holiday, see National Patriotes Day.

Patriots' Day (sometimes spelled Patriot's Day or Patriots Day) is a civic holiday in the U.S. states of Massachusetts[1] and Maine[2] (once part of Massachusetts), and Rhode Island, and a public school observance day in Wisconsin[3]. Traditionally it was observed on April 19, in honor of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War, fought on that date in 1775. Since 1969, however, the holiday has been observed on the third Monday in April, providing a three-day long weekend. Observances and re-enactments of these first battles of the American Revolution occur annually at Lexington Green (~6am) and Minute Man National Historical Park (~9am). Photo of Concord Minuteman statue, taken September 1993 by Stan Shebs and licensed under GFDL, 250px across File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Photo of Concord Minuteman statue, taken September 1993 by Stan Shebs and licensed under GFDL, 250px across File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 1032 KB) Patriots Grave, Old Burying Ground, Arlington, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 1032 KB) Patriots Grave, Old Burying Ground, Arlington, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 451 KB)From the Rear to the Front Monument File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 451 KB)From the Rear to the Front Monument File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... President Bush and Vice President Cheney lead a moment of silence on the South Lawn with White House staff and families of victims of 9/11. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... The National Patriotes Day (French Journée nationale des Patriotes) is celebrated on the same day as the Victoria Day, a Canadian Statutory Holiday celebrated annually on the Monday preceding May 25. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Holidays in Canada. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto; French is also an administrative language) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... The Term public school has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials, or, in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private or independent, fee-paying school, generally not coeducational, that prepares pupils for university. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42°30N to 47°3N  - Longitude 86°49W to 92°54W Population  Ranked... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Combatants Militia of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, (Minutemen) British Army, Royal Marines Commanders John Parker, James Barrett, William Heath Francis Smith, John Pitcairn, Walter Laurie, Lord Hugh Percy Strength 75 at Lexington Green (Parker). ... 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The Boston Marathon is run on this day every year. Also, the Boston Red Sox have traditionally played a home game at Fenway Park on this date every year since 1960, and organized the starting time of the game to coincide with the marathon, as that people leaving the game would be able to head into Kenmore Square and cheer on the runners heading through the area. (In 2007, a late season nor'easter delayed the start of the Red Sox game, which had been pushed back to 12:05 p.m., while not affecting the marathon race time which had also been made earlier beginning that year.) It is also a school holiday for many local colleges and universities, such as the University of Massachusetts Amherst[4]. The 100th running of the Boston Marathon, 1996 The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon sporting event hosted by the city of Boston, Massachusetts, on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004... “Fenway” redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ... View of the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square Kenmore Square is a square in Boston, Massachusetts near Fenway Park, consisting of the intersection of several main avenues, (including Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue) as well as several other cross streets, and Kenmore Station, a T stop. ... Satellite image of the intense noreaster responsible for the North American blizzard of 2006. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Occasionally Tax Day falls on this day or the preceding weekend, causing the tax deadline to be extended by a day for the residents of Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. This is because the IRS processing center for these areas is located in Andover, Massachusetts[5]. In 2007 this extension was granted to the entire country because of the District of Columbia holiday Emancipation Day that coincidentally falls on the same day.[6] Tax Day is the day that income taxes are due from most employed Americans. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... NY redirects here. ... Official language(s) None Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... ... Seal of the Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States government agency that collects taxes and enforces the internal revenue laws. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Essex County Settled 1642 Incorporated 1646 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town Manager Reginald Buzz Stapczynski  - Board of    Selectmen Ted Teichert (2009) Mary Lyman (2008) Alexander Vispoli (2007) John Hess (2007) Brian Major (2009) Area  - Town  32. ... Emancipation Day is a national holiday in Trinidad and Tobago which celebrates the Emancipation of slaves in the British Empire on August 1, 1834. ...

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Future dates

  • 2007: Monday, April 16
  • 2008: Monday, April 21
  • 2009: Monday, April 20

See also

  • Patriot Day - September 11th
  • Holidays of the United States

President Bush and Vice President Cheney lead a moment of silence on the South Lawn with White House staff and families of victims of 9/11. ... Holidays of the United States vary with local observance. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Massachusetts Legal Holidays. Citizen Information Service. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved on 2007 April 11.
  2. ^ Holidays. Human Resources Policy and Practices Manual. Maine Bureau of Human Resources. Retrieved on 2007 April 11.
  3. ^ Wisconsin Public School Observance Days. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved on 2007 April 10.
  4. ^ UMass Amherst Academic Calendar. Retrieved on 2007 April 12.
  5. ^ Patriot's Day 2007 Gives Some Taxpayers Extra Tax Time, IR-2006-170. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2006-11-08). Retrieved on 2007 April 11.
  6. ^ Taxpayers Have Until April 17 to File and Pay, IR-2007-15. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2007-01-04). Retrieved on 2007 April 15.

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For New Englanders, Patriots' Day remains the quintessential observance: the anniversary of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War with skirmishes between British troops and the Minute Men of Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts, and preceded by Paul Revere's famous Midnight Ride.
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as the day is intended as a memorial to the victims of a terrorist attack and arguably has nothing to do with patriotism or patriots.
This day of observance should not be (but often is) confused with Patriots' Day, a holiday celebrated primarily in Massachusetts and Maine that commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War.
Patriots died in the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, so this could be an additional source of confusion with Patriots' Day.
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