Little is known of Patriot’s Day, which is annually celebrated on the third Monday of April. The unique New England holiday is celebrated only in the state of Massachusetts and Maine in order to commemorate the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775.
While strolling around Faneuil Hall this Friday afternoon, we caught the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps dressed in uniform, playing stirring patriotic music with their unique instruments. Later we read that during the American Revolution, fifes, drums and bugles were used in the heart of battle as the primary means of communication.
This year the Corps will be performing at various locations and as Bostonians we must show our support. Below are the details:
Boston (Bunker Hill)
Bunker Hill Wreath Laying Ceremony on Sunday, April 19th at 3:00pm.
“America’s Army” – A Patriotic Musical Performance on Sunday, April 19th at 3:00pm.
Lexington Battle Green
Colonial Firing Demonstration & “America’s Army” – A Patriotic Musical Performance on Saturday, April 18th at 12:00 and 1:00pm.
Patriot’s Day Road Race on Monday, April 20th at 10:00am.
Concord (North Bridge)
“Dawn Salute” with the Fife & Drum Corps on Sunday, April 19th at 6:00am.
“America’s Army” – A Patriotic Musical Performance on Sunday, April 19th at 7:30 & 10:00am.
All these events are free and open to everyone. Let’s show our support for the Corps!
For more information, here’s a link to the website: http://www.oldguard.mdw.army.mil/join-us!