BOSTON (AP) — The founder of a beer named after an American Revolutionary hero is pushing for Patriot’s Day to become a national holiday.

 Jim Koch (COOK), founder and owner of the Boston Beer Co., the maker of Sam Adams, says he is launching a personal campaign and starting a petition to begin a movement for the national holiday.

 Koch said if Patriot’s Day was a national holiday, more Americans would understand the nation’s “revolutionary spirit” and how much the Founder Fathers risked their lives.

 He said Patriot’s Day would be a reminder about the creation of a modern democracy.

 Patriots’ Day is a Massachusetts holiday that honors the first military battles of the Revolutionary War in Lexington and Concord.