If you want to enter our Patriot’s Day sweepstakes, just scroll to the bottom of this post.

The foundations of America can be traced to a number of events throughout history. However, perhaps none were more impactful than Patriot’s Day.

What Is Patriot’s Day?

The third Monday in April now known as Patriot’s Day in America. Why?

April 19, 1775, represents the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. It represents the beginning of American Independence. It represent a well-armed militia against a corrupt government where guns paved the way.

According to, the third Monday in April “is a state holiday in Massachusetts and Maine, where state, county, and municipal offices are closed. However, Patriot’s Day is not a federal public holiday and federal offices are open. Many schools are closed for the spring break. Stores and other businesses and organizations may be open or closed according to local custom.”

At Athlon Outdoors, we want to make this a day where Americans across the country celebrate the fact that we became independent!

Celebrate, Share & Win!

This year Patriot’s Day lands on Monday, April 16. With patriotism leading the way, we want to get you, the readers, involved. Athlon Outdoors is celebrating the day and how guns helped make America free.

How do you participate? Submit a photo of you celebrating your patriotism and independence in the contest window at the bottom of this post. How you celebrate is up to you, but keep in clean and be respectful of your Second Amendment rights. Also, please include a quick sentence or two on what Patriot’s Day means to you.

The submission period will run from Wednesday, April 4, through Wednesday, April 11.

The two most patriotic submissions, as voted on by the Athlon Outdoors staff, will receive a gift pack from one of America’s biggest patriots: Benghazi warrior Kris “Tanto” Paronto.

Two winners will receive the following (see photo in gallery above):

  • One (1) autographed copy of the fall 2017 issue of Ballistic Magazine featuring Tanto
  • One (1) autographed copy of Tanto’s book “The Ranger Way”

We’ll announce the winners on April 16 across the Athlon Outdoors’ network of websites ( and

Enter now and celebrate your independence the Athlon Outdoors way!

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