Patriots' Day Observance
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 21st at the Washington Monument located on the Cambridge Common. The observance will begin at 10:45 AM.
James Grey, President, of the Cambridge Veterans' Organization will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Frank Shay, CVO Chaplain will give the Invocation and Benediction and Cambridge’s Mayor Denise Simmons will extend the city’s greetings. City Councillor Sam Seidel 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 Simmons. Memorial wreaths will be laid at Generals’ Washington, Kosciusko and Pulaski monuments. The CVO Firing Team will render a Rifle Salute followed by the blowing of TAPS by Bugler, Greg Gettel.
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Drama student Kirsten Johnson will read the Governor’s Patriots’ Day Proclamation. CRLS student vocalists Robert Cayman, Jessica Dottin-Mckie and Kiah Mellett-Crary will sing the Battle Hymn of the Republic and God Bless America.
For additional information please call:
Cambridge Veterans’ Services at 617-349-4761.
Fax inquiries 617-349-4097. TTY: 617-492-0235.
Stephen A. Vesce
Manager of Benefits and Services:
51 Inman St.
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