PATRIOTS DAY is the day that celebrates the “Shot Heard round the World” and the beginning of The American Revolution 239 years ago. On the morning of April 19th 1775, members of the 1st Middlesex Regiment met British Regulars on the field of battle in Lexington thus beginning the war. Both the 1-181st and 1-182nd Infantry Regiments can trace their lineage to the Middlesex Regiment. The 181st later branched off with the 2nd Middlesex Regiment which was formed on February 19th 1776. Both regiments are the only units in the United States Army that carry Campaign Streamers from Lexington on their Regimental Colors and are the oldest units in the U.S. Army.
In case you forgot, we are still at war. Not that the media cares to tell you anything about it.
looks like a bad day
Brothers to the end.
God I love the Army
Incoming rockets? Turn up the music.
US Army Rangers. photos sourced from public domain