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Patriots' Day Observance


Washington Monument, Cambridge Common

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Jeremy Halsdorff
Veterans' Services


The Cambridge Veterans’ Organization (CVO) and the City of Cambridge’s Department of Veterans’ Services will hold their annual Patriots' Day Observance on Monday, Apr. 21 at 10:45 a.m., at the Washington Monument located on the Cambridge Common. 

Philip Anderson, CVO President, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Mayor David P. Maher will extend the City’s greetings. Cambridge City Councilor Marc McGovern will deliver the keynote address.

The event will be highlighted by a reenactment of Patriot William Dawes, Jr., historic horseback ride from Boston to Cambridge alerting the colonists of the British threat of 1775.  General Dawes, dressed in colonial garb, will deliver the alert to Mayor Maher.  A memorial wreath will be laid at General George Washington’s monument and the CVO Firing Team will render a Rifle Salute followed by the blowing of TAPS by bugler, Greg Gettle.

A Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Drama student will read the Governor’s Patriots’ Day Proclamation. A CRLS music student will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America.

For more information, call Cambridge Veterans’ Services at 617-349-4761, TTY 617-492-0235 or visit


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