Patriots' Day Observance Ceremony Monday, April 18


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The Cambridge Veterans’ Organization (CVO) and the City of Cambridge’s Department of Veterans’ Services will hold their annual Patriot’s Day Observance on Monday, April 18, at 10:45 a.m., at the Washington Monument located on the Cambridge Common.

James Gray, CVO President, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.  Frank Shay, Cambridge Veterans’ Organization Chaplain will give the Invocation and Benediction and Cambridge Mayor David P. Maher will extend the city’s greetings. Cambridge City Councilor, Marjorie C. Decker, will deliver the keynote address.

The event will be highlighted by a reenactment of General 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, Robinson Pyle.

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Drama student Olivia Harris will read the Governor’s Patriots’ Day Proclamation.  CRLS music students will sing the Battle Hymn of the Republic and God Bless America.

For more, information please call Cambridge Veterans’ Services at 617-349-4761. Fax inquiries 617-349-4097. TTY: 617-492-0235.


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