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Posted on: March 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Patriots Day Celebrations

The Concord Public Ceremonies and Celebrations Committee is pleased to invite the public to Concord’s Patriots Day 2022 events. 

On Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 1 pm, please join us for the annual Meriam’s Corner Exercises at the Meriam House on the corner of Lexington and Old Bedford Roads in Concord. This commemoration marks the assembly and actions of militia and minuteman units that arrived at Meriam's Corner during the British retreat from Concord, April 19th, 1775. Local dignitaries, scouts and musical groups will join several minuteman companies and the Concord Independent Battery. Members of the Meriam family will also participate in the commemoration of these important historical events. 

Concord’s annual Patriots Day Parade, marking the 247th anniversary of the Concord Fight and the beginning of the American Revolution, will be held on Monday, April 18th beginning at 9 am. The parade will feature participants representing military, musical and patriotic groups from across New England. At least thirty units are expected to march this year. The parade begins on Main Street and proceeds through Concord Center to the Old North Bridge where a brief ceremony commemorates the events and soldiers of April 19, 1775. The parade returns through Concord Center by way of Monument Street and Main Street at approximately 10:15 am where each unit is officially acknowledged at reviewing stand on Main Street and Keyes Road. 

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the Concord Minutemen, Concord Independent Battery, and living historians will participate in the annual Dawn Salute at the Old North Bridge and Buttrick Hillside. The public is invited to witness the ride of Dr. Samuel Prescott calling out the warning to towns and villages that the Regulars were on the march destined for Concord. The commemoration of the events of April 19, 1775, will be held at 6 am at the Old North Bridge and Buttrick Hillside. 

Town of Concord, MA - Patriots Day Events 2022

Saturday, April 9, 2022 - Meriam’s Corner Exercises - 1pm 

Monday, April 18, 2022 - Patriots Day Parade - 9 am 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - Dawn Salute – 6 am

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