Monday, April 19, 2010

Patriots' Day

Today is Patriots' Day, a holiday that is only observed in Maine and Massachusetts. Wikipedia says that public schools in Wisconsin also observe the day for some reason. The day commemorates the Battles of Lexington & Concord which started the American Revolution. These photos are from Monument Square, where there statue commemorates the local patriots who fought in the Civil War. I think of Patriots' Day as a kind of pre-Memorial Day kind of day and I think the flags around town will be up until then.