Patriots Day 2020 is shaping up to be like nothing we’ve ever seen in the past 245 years.
Festivities, such as Paul Revere’s Ride, the reenactment on the Lexington Green, as well as parades and historic hunts have all gone virtual this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Instead of running in the Boston Marathon, Americans can rerun past victories on their screens.
Meanwhile, this year in Washington, DC, patriots are waiting with bated breath about what is already being called the Second American Revolution. Social media platforms abound with commentary of social discontent as citizens protest stay-at-home orders in five states.
That Second American Revolution could actually be mirroring our First, at least, according to the many Patriots marching in online forums.
Presaging John Durham’s FISA investigations, one hour before sunrise on Dec. 26, 1776, George Washington crossed the Delaware River using Durham boats, in a surprise attack on Hessian forces.
The battle of Turtle Gut Inlet (Wildwood) 1776 foretold another of today’s Washington politicians who is ready to explode. After running aground, the crew of the Nancy (Pelosi!!!) set a trap for British forces by lighting a fuse to the gunpowder stored in the hold and then abandoned ship. The Nancy exploded and the rest is history.
Present-day Washington was mirrored yet again during the summer of 1778 when, under orders of George Washington, Benjamin Talmadge, using the alias John Bolton can it be (former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton?), organized the Culper Spy Ring, which alerted Washington of surprise British attacks.
During the Siege of Yorktown in October, 1781, British forces, under the command of H. Clinton (!!!) surrendered to George Washington, thus ending the war and cementing Washington’s legacy as the leader of a free American people. America dodged a bullet here.
Patriots Day is a state holiday in Maine and Massachusetts, originally celebrated on April 19th, the exact date of the battles, but was subsequently moved to the third Monday in April in 1969.