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.
Philip Anderson, President, of the Cambridge Veterans' Organization will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Mayor David 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 Mahers. 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 additional information please call Cambridge Veterans’ Services at
617-349-4761. Fax inquiries 617-349-4097. TTY: 617-492-0235.