The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 15, 2005


Carlisle celebrates Patriots Day
on Monday, April 18

Heading down Estabrook Road on Patriots Day 2004. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Recreate history: on Monday April 18, muster on the Green as the church bells ring out the alarm that the British are coming. March the old road to Concord with the Carlisle Minutemen, gathering above the North Bridge on Buttrick hillside with Minutemen companies from other towns to meet the British advancing across the bridge.

On this bicentennial year the Carlisle Minutemen invite you to join them on this annual rite of spring. This is the 230th anniversary of the events that started the Revolutionary War. Bicentennial commemorative Estabrook Trail walk medals will be given out. A donation of $3 for each medal is appreciated.

As is tradition, the Minutemen will also raffle off a print of the historic March down Estabrook Road, drawn by Carlisle artist Phyllis Hughes.

The schedule of events on Monday morning is as follows:

6:45 Ringing of the Alarm.

6:55 Flag raising.

7:00 Ceremony at Minuteman Monument with short narration of events of this day in history.

7:15 Begin march to Concord.

8:00 Stop at cellar hole; short speech; Minutemen fire volley in honor of Jim Davis.

8:30 End of trail; issue of medals; reform troop for march to Buttrick.

9:00 Arrive at Buttrick.

9:30 Join parade on Buttrick hill.

11:30 Conclude at Hunt Gym in Concord.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito