The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 11, 2003


Join the Minutemen for Patriots Day doings on Monday, April 21

Participate in one of Carlisle's rites of spring by joining the Carlisle Minutemen as they recreate the events of April 19, 1775. This year the celebration takes place on Monday, April 21. The church bells will toll at 6:45 a.m. sounding the alarm of the British advancement. The Minutemen will gather on the Green, raise the flag, and conduct a short ceremony before beginning the march to Concord. The 4.5 mile Estabrook Trail walk will be led by the Minutemen and typically includes over 150 citizens from Carlisle and surrounding communities. Trail Walk Medals will be handed out by the Minutemen at the Concord end of the Estabrook Trail. A donation of $3 per medal is requested.

6:45 a.m. Church bells ring
7 a.m. Flag-raising ceremony
7:15 a.m. March begins
8 a.m. Brief stop at Estabrook cellar hole
9 a.m. Arrive at Buttrick and await Concord parade, Commemoration of Concord Conflict, and Bridge ceremony
11:45 a.m. Parade concludes at Emerson Field, Concord

There will be a drawing at the end of the trail on Monday. People who wish to participate will have their names placed in a tricornered hat. The winner of the drawing will receive a pen-and-ink sketch by Carlisle artist Phyllis Hughes. Don't miss this opportunity to recreate history and connect with our roots of independence and the liberties we enjoy today.

Carlisle Minutemen (Photo by Suzanne Scheniman)

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito