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Patriots' Day in Lexington
Patriots' Day commemorates the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775. Since 1969 this day has been observed on the third Monday in April.
In 2013, Patriots' Day will be observed on Monday April 15, 2013. The re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington will be held on the Lexington Green starting at 5:30am, the time of the original battle. This year, because this is Lexington's 300th Anniversary, the Patriot's Day Parade will be held on Sunday, April 14th starting at 2pm.
The Dress Rehearsal for the Battle of Lexington reenactment will be Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm on the Battle Green, Lexington Center.
This is the dress rehearsal for the Patriots Day reenactment of the skirmish of April 19. 1775. Rain date: Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Patriots' Day is observed over a period of days before, on, and after the third Monday in April, with The Lexington Minute Men involved in the re-enactment and the Patriots' Day Parade. In Lexington we celebrate this day in high fashion with the reenactment of the Battle accompanied by civic events both before and after the reenactment. It is traditionally the beginning of the year for tourist activities in Lexington.
An excellent listing of all of the day's events in Lexington can be found at the Lexington Historical Society's Patriots' Day in Lexington web page. Here is the official list of activities from the Town Of Lexington Celebrations Committee of the 238th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington Patriots’ Day Weekend. A listing of all of the events in the communities surrounding the Battle Road can be found on the Battle Road website.
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We are currently recruiting new members for The Lexington Minute Men. Come and discover the fun and comradeship we share in volunteering to honor America's Revolutionary History through re-enactments, drills, and parades. Click for more information.
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‘When the British troops had arrived within about a hundred rods of the meetinghouse, as I was afterwards told by a prisoner, which we took, they heard our drum, and supposing it to be a challenge, they were ordered to load their muskets, and to move at double quick time.’
-A portion of the deposition given by William Munro March 7, 1825
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