Patriots’ Day

Lexington Green. Old North Bridge. Do kids still learn this history? Anyway, it’s Patriots’ Day here in Massachusetts, and also in Maine (part of Mass. at the time of the events, separated later as part of the Missouri Compromise, if I remember right). Boston Marathon starting soon, and the Red Sox are at home for their traditional morning game. So Happy Patriots’ Day! It meant a lot to Emerson and still does to lots of others, I hope!

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.