This Is Our Day, Fellow Patriots

Happy Patriots' Day! Third Monday in April. Occasionally, it's even on the 19th - the anniversary of the beginning of the American Revolution (War for Independence) in 1775.

This is a local holiday in the northeast - in Massachusetts and Maine (although Maine puts the apostrophe before the "s"), and it's also observed in Wisconsin. Seems like it should be celebrated everywhere. Pretty important day in our history and a significant one for affirming our liberties and commitment to them.

We do have an Independence Day, as many countries do. However, we don't have a Constitution Day holiday, and we don't have a widely celebrated Patriots' Day. (Not to be confused with "Patriot Day" - singular - that was created after 9/11).

So many Americans - regardless of their heritage - are Patriots. We love what America stands for.

It is fitting that we have a national Patriots' Day (with the apostrophe at the end to show that it belongs to all of us) and not just let 3 states do all of the celebrating. Even if not a day off, it needs to on the calendar like St. Patrick's Day and Halloween.

We need to show each other and the world that we are a proud nation.

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsSteve Hoffacker • April 16 2012 07:53PM

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I didn't know it was Patriot's Day. Thank you for the background and bringing it to our attention. We have a mighty nation if we can keep our principles in the minds of the people.
Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 7 years ago

Didn't know about the date :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 7 years ago

I have never lived where this day is celebrated.  We have reduced the number of holidays we used to celebrate so I doubt that making this national is gonna happen, even if it should. 

Posted by Marge Piwowarski, Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC (Phoenix AZ Horse Property) about 7 years ago

Great holiday.  Every state should at least aknowledge the date - even if not a day off.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 7 years ago

It would be celebrated where it is most important.  I don't think Virginia has ever recognized it, but there are Civil War occasions it does!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 7 years ago

I didn't realize it was Patriot's Day.  Such a shame more attention isn't paid to this day and the men and women who protect this country.  

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 7 years ago

Debbie R,.

Agreed. Thank you. Let's just keep doing our part. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

Laura,

Third Monday in April. Put it on your calendar. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

Marge,

There are plenty of national holidays that are on the calendar with various types of observances. St. Patrick's Day, Tax Day, etc. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

Gene,

I agree. Thank you. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

Jay,

And yet Virginia was instrumental in getting the Declaration proposed, written, and passed. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

Debbie W.,

Totally agree. Thanks. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

At first it seems like a day to publicize, but then there will be exploitation and mattress sales.  Perhaps we can have a holiday and not attach commercialism to it.  Happy Patriot's Day, Steve.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) about 7 years ago

Mona,

Don't see how that would ever happen - nice thought. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

Steve, Nice post!  I agree we need to realize that our freedom came at a cost, a great cost to many!  Thanks for the post, and we should at the minimum push for Patriots' Day observance! 

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 7 years ago

Tony and Darcy,

Really appreciate your support and agreement. Let's see what we can do. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

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