Patriots' Day

Patriots' Day is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.

The Dawn Salute

Patriots' Day celebrations include the Dawn Salute, the Patriots' Day Parade, and re-enactments of the first battles of the American Revolution at Lexington Green, and the Old North Bridge in Concord.

The Battle of Lexington

At the North Bridge in Concord the Minute Men fought and defeated three companies of the King's troops.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, described the first shot fired by the Patriots at the North Bridge as "the shot heard 'round the world." in his poem, "Concord Hymn".

Other events in April that the Concord Minute Men participate in include the Bedford Pole Capping, and the Meriam's Corner Exercise.
Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday in May.

The Memorial Day Parade

It is a day for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor the dead for their military service.

Kenny Dunn Square Ceremony

On Memorial Day many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. The Concord Minute Men participate in a special wreath laying ceremony to honor the many citizens of Concord who have given their lives for their country.