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What’s Patriot’s Day and Patriot Day?

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Patriot’s Day/Patriot Day

Who were our first patriots? What’s the difference in Patriot’s Day and Patriot Day? Who are patriots today?

Patriot or Patriots’ Day are easily confused. But both days remember the sacrifice of Americans caused by attacks on home soil. A few facts to understand the similarities and differences of both these historic experiences:

  • The first, Patriots’ Day, happens the third week in April with reenactments and festivals remembering the battles of Lexington and Concord (April 19, 1775) in the American Revolution.Learn more here: http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/frequently-asked-questions.html
  • Patriots’ Day is a state holiday in Maine and Massachusetts, with Tennessee recently joining but only as a recognition of the day.
  • Paul Revere rode from Boston to Lexington to warn of attack.
  • Others rode with him and split off to warn others along the way: William Dawes and Samuel Prescott. Then as they warned folks along the way, those people also rode in many directions to sound the alarm for neighbors.
  • General Cage, British commander, issued orders for the march to confiscate colonial weapons. See this link for more information: http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/historic-documents.html
  • Many indentured servants earned their freedom by enlisting as a Patriot in the American Revolution.
  • Lose the “s” and September 11th is titled Patriot Day as a national remembrance of the day thousands of people died in the terrorist attacks on the U.S.A.
  • Patriot Day, September 11th, is a Federal holiday while similarly named Patriots’ Day is not.
  • American citizens should display their flag at half-staff on both dates. However, September 11th includes a moment of silence observed at 8:46am Eastern —the time the first plane flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. To learn more: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/patriot-day
  • Almost 3,000 people lost their lives during the terrorist attack on 9/11. Thousands more were injured.
  • Both historic dates created heroism in Americans who did not think of themselves, rather they put themselves in harm’s way to save others.

When we observe either day, we can remember that, Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13, NIV

The Captive Brides Romance Collection including "Hist Indentured Bride" by Angela Breidenbach

The Captive Brides Romance Collection including “Hist Indentured Bride” by Angela Breidenbach

Book: Captive Brides, Barbour Books, Oct. 1, 2017 includes Angela Breidenbach’s historical romance, His Indentured Bride, set in the beginning of the American Revolution.

About Angela Breidenbach: The host of Lit Up! on Toginet Radio, Angela writes romance through the ages. She’s also the president of the Christian Authors Network. Her radio shows and books are always family-friendly, always good for your heart.

Learn more about Angela at http://AngelaBreidenbach.com

On Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram @AngBreidenbach

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Ageism in Publishing?

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Meet author & speaker, Jane S. Daly

Meet author & speaker, Jane S. Daly

Is there Ageism in Publishing? How are so many aging authors so successful in writing as a second career? I get to visit with expert, Jane S. Daly, on aging, caretaking, and how growing older is great for your writing opportunities! Don’t miss this encouraging and sometimes very humorous look at getting a second wind in the golden years to establish a flourishing writing and/or creative career.

  • Is there ageism in publishing? Meet guest, Jane S. Daly, on Lit Up with Angela Breidenbach

https://toginet.com/shows/litup/articles/8996

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Today in History—Aug. 21

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Today in History—Aug. 21—the largest fire in US history consumed 3 million acres in 1910. It was called by many names, but the most famous is The Big Blow Up! Smoke clogged the air all the way to Denver.

Today we see history repeat itself as the top 10 fires in the US are in Montana. My publisher had no idea when they chose this month to release Second Chance Brides Collection containing my novella, Fanned Embers. But on this day, 107 years ago, Missoula became a sanctuary for all the people displaced by the massive fire swallowing up the Pacific NW on the borders of Montana and Idaho. Watch the video below to see what just a fraction of that might have looked like with today’s comparison. It may be the solar eclipse, but it’s a special day for more reasons than that!

Please remember to pray for all the people displaced, the firefighters trying to contain the wildfires, and those who have already lost so much. And then please remember those who cannot get clean air. The smoke is causing illnesses in young and old alike from sore throats and headaches to bronchitis and pneumonia.

What’s a Pulaski? It looks like this axe/adse and can be used to chop or dig meaning a fireman only has to carry one thing instead of two… Photo links to a Wikipedia article.

  I’m grateful to a man who lived over a century ago, Ed Pulaski. He invented the tool firefighters still use today. The tool was named after him—the Pulaski. And that’s all the thanks he ever saw. He never received pay. He never achieved the massive fame or success that someone today might with an invention in constant use. But I hope he receives much in heaven for his part in saving so many lives and affecting our world even after his life is done.

The Second Chance Brides Collection

The Second Chance Brides Collection, including Fanned Embers by Angela Breidenbach

If you’d like to read more about the true story behind the Pulaski, you can get a copy of Second Chance Brides Collection featuring Fanned Embers here. Just click on the book and choose your favorite store.

 

Nine Historical Romances Offer New Hope for Love. Meet nine women from history spanning from 1776 to 1944 feel the sting of having lost out on love. Can their hope for experiencing romance again be renewed?

Fanned Embers:by Angela Breidenbach – Bitterroot Mountains, Montana/Idaho border, 1910
Stranded in the treacherous railroad camp after her husband’s murder, Juliana Hayes has no desire to marry a ruffian like Lukas Filips. Can she release prejudice to love again? Or will they even survive the fiery Pacific Northwest disaster to find out?

 

Angela Breidenbach, Scotland Dreams

Angela Breidenbach

Angela Breidenbach lives in Missoula, MT and loves sharing Montana history. She writes romance through the ages. Author of 15 books, she’s also the host of Lit Up—Lighting up the literary world with book reviews, in-depth expert interviews, and ideas to design a lucrative creative career. Listen weekly and expand your imagination to enhance your life — Always family-friendly, always good for your heart.
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Find her on social media: @AngBreidenbach

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