Monday, April 15, 2013
From minutemen to massive hot dogs, Lexington's Patriots' Day parade had a little bit of everything. Your turn, Concord.
Click through the photos above for some scenes from Lexington's annual Patriots' Day parade, held a day earlier than normal -- on Sunday, April 14 -- in recognition of the town's 300th birthday celebrations. Your turn, Concord.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Before a robust audience along Mass Ave in Lexington, the minutemen battled back the British Regulars to claim the field at Tower Park Saturday afternoon as part of the Patriots' Day festivities along the Battle Road.
Like so many times before, the calls of "Huzzah" fell flat as the Redcoats retreated to the east. The minutemen companies had swarmed Tower Park, pushing back the British Regulars to claim the field here in Lexington. As re-enactments go, this one looked pretty real: Fake gunfire led to fake fatalities. That's fitting, though, since the Battle of Tower Park itself is fake -- unlike the other Patriots' Day weekend festivities along the Battle Road, the Saturday afternoon show isn't based on a real battle. The historical fiction is plenty popular, however. A crowd of maybe a dozen deep lined the sidewalk along Mass Ave, looking over the park as minutemen battled back the Redcoats to advance past foes lying prone in the field and through the …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A look at the what, when and when of Patriots' Day weekend events along the Battle Road in Lexington, Lincoln and Concord.
Patriots' Day weekend is almost upon us, and everyone knows what that means: Parades, patriotism and people, plus the smell of sulfur in the morning. There are several reenactments of running battles and midnight rides, along with performances, pancake breakfasts and even a Patriots Ball. Flip through the photos above. Information about each event is included in the caption of images captured last year. Or, find scroll down to find event information in an easy-to-scan list below. A few other places to check out include the Concord Museum, Minute Man National Historical Park's Visitors Center, the National Heritage Museum and Lexington's three historic houses: Buckman Tavern, Munroe Tavern and the Hancock-Clarke House. Colonial Singers …