Patriots Day Observance Monday, Apr. 15. City Offices Closed for Holiday
The Cambridge Veterans’ Organization (CVO) and the City of Cambridge’s Department of Veterans’ Services will hold their annual Patriots’ Day Observance Monday, Apr. 15, at 10:45 a.m., at the Washington Monument on Cambridge Common.
City offices will be closed for the holiday and there will be no trash/recycling pickup or street cleaning in Cambridge. Trash/recycling daily pickup routes will be one day behind schedule for the remainder of that week. Streets in odd-side F-district will be posted and cleaned on Monday, April 29. The gates of Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Ave. will be open, from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Apr. 15, though the Administrative Office will be closed.
James Gray, CVO President, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Mayor Henrietta Davis will extend the City’s greetings. Cambridge resident and Marine Corps Veteran, Joseph Cincotta, 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 Davis. 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.
A Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Drama student 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, call Cambridge Veterans’ Services at 617-349-4761 or TTY 617-492-0235.