Jeff Inglis of the Portland Phoenix's About Town blog reminded me of the peculiar nature of the Patriots' Day holiday and does well explaining the Maine connections to the holiday.
So I'm going to unashamedly complement his post by referring to two sites that give context to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Paul Revere's Ride" (here and here), as well as a YouTube video that is creepy, mind-numbing, and enjoyable all at the same time.
Our unfortunate union with the Commonhealth of Massachusetts has one redeeming quality after all.
- John C.L. Morgan