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Patriot’s Day Schedule of Events 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015 – Parker’s Revenge and Tower Park
Full Colonial Battle Kit
Squads assemble St Brigid’s, Buckman Tavern (2), and Hancock Church/Belfry
9:00AM - Park at St B’s
9:30AM - Squads Arrive on the Common
10:00AM - Scenario on the Common begins
10:30AM - Depart from the Common for Fiske Hill
11:15AM - Stop for lunch, please pack a “colonial” style lunch
12:30PM - Depart Fiske Hill
1:00PM - Arrive at the Parker’s Revenge site
1:00PM - Musket inspection by the National Park Service
1:15PM - Wreath laying ceremony and musket volleys
Battle Road National Park Reenactment, @‘the Bluff’
In place by 1:30
2:00PM – Battle Road……at the Bluff
2:30PM - Depart Parker’s Revenge for Old Mass Avenue Parking Site
3:00PM - Board buses to Munroe Tavern for the Tower Park event
Battle Road at Tower Park for Reenactment In place by 3:30
4:00PM - Tower Park Battle begins
Sunday, April 19, 2015 (On your own)
- 5:30 am, Sudbury Center, be prompt, Dress Colonials
- Lantern Service Festivities
Old North Church, Boston, MA
Ceremony to be held at 8:00PM, Plan to be at the Church by 7:00PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Paul Revere’s Ride Reenactment
Hancock/Clarke House, Hancock Street, Lexington, MA
10:30PM - Crowd Control Pickets report to Hancock/Clarke House
11:00PM - Sergeant Munroe’s Squad reports to Buckman’s Tavern
11:30PM – Ringing of the bell, Old Belfry, Lt. Fenn
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Patriot’s Day
3:00AM - Posting of first picket guard on Common
3:00AM - Breakfast served at St. Brigid’s by the Boy Scouts
4:00AM - Posting of second picket guard on Common
Second picket guard will be inspected & receive powder before going on duty
4:30AM - Inspection and Powder distribution (Lt. Cain)
5:15AM - Women and children check in with (Henry Liu)
5:30AM – Old Belfry, Ringing of the Bell, Lex Historical
5:30AM - All Minute Men to be at assigned posts
6:00AM - Reenactment
6:45AM - Olde Burial Ground Ceremonies with British Consulate
7:00AM - 2 Buses to transport Lexington Minute Men and William Diamond Jr. Corps from St. Brigid’s to Muzzey Soccer Field
7:30AM - Lexington Sunrise Youth Parade steps off from Muzzey
8:15AM - Parade arrives on Common for Ceremonies
All LMM back to St. B’s by 9:00
10:00AM - Lexington Lion’s Club Five Mile Road Race starts at Common
10:15AM - LMM and DAR Memorial Ceremonies
11:00AM - U.S.S. Lexington Ceremony – Captain and musket squad
1:00PM - Paul Revere arrives – Captain, Adjutant, Chief, 1st Lt.
2:00PM – Patriots’ Day Afternoon Parade
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 2015, Patriots' Day will be observed on Monday April 20, 2015. 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 the Patriot's Day Parade will be held on Monday, April 20th starting at 2pm.
The Dress Rehearsal for the Battle of Lexington reenactment will be Saturday, April 11 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: Sunday, April 12 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 240th 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 Boston Discovery website.
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Featured Minute Man
John Chandler was born in Concord, MA on Nov 26, 1731 to Samuel and Dinah Chandler. He was the oldest son and second oldest child. He grew up in the part of Concord that became Lincoln . This seems clear, because when he married Beulah Merriam in 1757 he had been a resident of Lincoln for only 3 years. Beulah Merriam was from Lexington and after their marriage John Chandler settled in Lexington. He became a farmer and a prominent member of the community.
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