Patriot’s Day is celebrated in Massachusetts to remember the events that took place in Boston leading to the American Revolution. Following a morning flag-raising ceremony in Government Center, the event includes speeches and a Patriots Day Parade.
The parade stops at King’s Chapel Burying Ground, for the propose of placing a wreath on the tomb of MAJ William Dawes, a member of this Company, and its clerk, in 1789. The AHAC then parades to the Old Granary Burial Ground to lay a wreath at the grave of Paul Revere.
At the end of the parade, The Massachusetts Lancers stage the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes. From their start in the North End near the Old North Church, each ride through Boston making stops along the way to greet people until they reach the Minute Men Statue at Lexington Green. Revere’s reenactor stops at Foss Park in Somerville, Hall House in Medford Square, and Arlington Town Hall before arriving at Lexington Green.
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