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Listen, my children, and you shall hear,

of the midnight ride, of Paul Revere.

 

Patriot’s Day commemorates the battles of Concord and Lexington, which were fought near Boston in 1775. Annual celebration is typically held on the third Monday of April.

Paul Revere is among the patriots who are remembered on Patriot’s Day. The American silversmith is known for his famous ride and cry…. ‘the British are coming’ …. spreading the word of the Boston Tea Party to New York and Philadelphia and for warning the Lexington Minutemen about the British Invasion in 1775, that began the American Revolution.

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While normal activities such as parades, re-inactments and the Boston Marathon typically take place today, instead… we will look back and recognize this day in 2020 as a day of strength as we stand together apart, while remembering this famous day, remaining home and staying safe.

In my lifetime, I cannot recall a year where this important day in history was not celebrated here 😦 and pray that next year we may once again resume this remembrance.

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Run Mama, run! ❤ SO proud of my youngest, who’s running tomorrow for the Mass General Hospital Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Team!!

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A picture perfect day for the marathon!

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Finish Line

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OldNorthChurch2013

Chaos, confusion, “like a war zone”??  On such a historical day here in New England.. Patriots Day, Marathon Monday shattered in violence.  Domestic or foreign?? Does it really matter in the scheme of things??? Terrorism is terrorism!

For the first time in nearly twenty years, I decided not to head into town for the marathon today.  In retrospect now, a wise decision.  But when I heard the first report this afternoon.. my motherly instincts, compounded with fear and panic  went into overdrive.  My children were at the Red Sox game today, my daughter, a runner.. so I knew they’d in all likelihood, be at the finish line as soon as the game ended.

Word finally came.  Thanking god, my youngest is safe!  My thoughts and prayers are with all those  that were impacted by this senseless tragedy in Boston this afternoon–and hoping for a better world.

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