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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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Blue Ribbon Brides Blog Tour Reviews

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Blue Ribbon Brides Collection

Blue Ribbon Brides Collection including Seven Medals & a Bride by Angela Breidenbach bestselling Montana author releases Nov. 1, 2016. Be sure to visit the Blue Ribbon Brides Blog Tour reviews and to enter the contest for prizes.

If you love historical fiction, and you’re a busy woman, then you will really enjoy the new release event, Blue Ribbon Brides Blog Tour Reviews.

As a busy woman, I love writing these 9-1 historical romance collections for Barbour Books because they’re a quick but satisfying read. Anyone can read one story in a sitting, set the book down, and come back to read the next one. So my favorite way to describe these collections is that they’re the book for today’s busy woman 🙂 Here’s the Blue Ribbon Brides blog tour reviews that Celebratelit has planned so you can see the reviews from busy ladies just like you… (I hear there’s a great contest going on with lots of prizes too! Be sure to enter the contest between Nov. 1 and Nov. 9, 2016. The first story in the collection is Seven Medals and a Bride. In it, I have so much fun sharing the true Montana history that our women won 7 medals at the Columbian Expodition (World’s Fair 1893)! Did you know Cracker Jacks, Shredded Wheat, and Coca Cola had their debuts there? So, so fun to write about it!

 

Blue Ribbon Brides Blog Tour Dates and Stops

Blue Ribbon Brides Blog Tour Reviews

November 1Simple Harvest Reads

November 2History, Mystery & Faith

November 2D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

November 3Bibliophile Reviews

November 3Smiling Book Reviews

November 4Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

November 5A Greater Yes

November 5Blossoms and Blessings

November 6Artistic nobody

November 7cherylbbookblog

November 8Reviewing Novels Online

November 8Jeanette’s Thoughts

November 9Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner (Spotlight)

November 9inklings and notions

November 10Lighthouse Academy

November 11The Scribbler

November 12Karen’s Krayons

November 13Daysong Reflections

November 14Splashes of Joy

November 14Blogging With Carol

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Scheduling Dreams and Goals?

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Muse: Well? Let's get to work!

Muse: Well? Let’s get to work!

By scheduling dreams and goals, I finished homework ahead of time and am ready for week 3 in my new college experience. That sense of being on top of my work feels good. But now comes the crunch. A new contract arrived last night! I’m writing Fanned Embers in the Second Chance Brides Collection for Barbour Publishing. My story is a novella about the 1910 Big Blow Up on the border of Montana and Idaho. Congratulations to my sister-authors in this collection 🙂 You’ll hear lots more as this collection comes to life in August of 2017!

“It’s about scheduling.”

I knew it was coming when I signed up for college classes and I’m excited about that opportunity. It’s not due until Jan. 10, 2017 and the plot plus a good section is already written. So with the goal of homework, my daughter’s wedding next month, judging books for Writers Digest, writing a novella project with a small indie group due end of next month, and a few other side projects… I’m working to ensure my schedule is well thought out each day. In fact, I know of some other contract work heading my way. So why the addition of college when the career is going well? It fits into my future dreams. It fits the desire I’ve had for years. It fits me. 

When people ask, “How do you fit it all in?”

My answer is, “I schedule it.” Lots of people do multiple job tasks and duties in their workday. But with a regular office job, someone else decides what those tasks are and when they’re due. Meetings, trainings, projects… duties vary. Lots of people work full time and go to school part time. Then they have hobbies, side projects, volunteerism, and house/yard improvements… It’s just life. When you think about how to fit your dreams and goals, the training or tasks to achieve them, into your day it isn’t about looking at the volume. It’s about creating a calendar and work flow you can live with. For me, it’s very busy. Yes. Very busy. But I love the life I have, the opportunities and the sense of interaction, provision, and connectedness of what I do. The difference between my job now and previous jobs I’ve had working for someone else is that I’m choosing what and when and how with more freedom than if I needed to meet job duty requirements for another company. But being my own boss still has regular job duties that have to be performed as in any other job.

My son recently asked, “Mom, do you ever get tired of writing?”

“Nope. I get tired, sure. But I love writing. I love my life.” And I’ll add here that since I couldn’t work toward my personal dreams and goals while I raised my children, there’s a burn in me that I have so much more to do to catch up to those dreams and goals. Dreams I didn’t dare speak out loud, elusive for so long I didn’t dare bring them to mind. One day those dreams emerged. My fingers took flight across a keyboard. The more I wrote, the more I needed to supplement my knowledge and talent. The more I learned, the more I soared in freedom to write and speak and teach.

Yes, I’m driven. But it’s not so much to succeed as it is to blossom into the me that God made me to be. To let those little DNA seeds God planted turn their faces into the sun while they grow tall and strong and vibrant. And sometimes those seed bloom into a moonflower, intoxicating my senses with the fragrance of story, characters, and settings I can’t leave abruptly. The stars twinkling through my office window and the moon adding romance to my journey, I write through the night until the story is spent… 

Are you driven?

Are you intentional about reaching your dreams and goals?

How are you scheduling the training and tasks of your dreams and goals into your daily life?

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