PHOTOS: Take a look at Arlington's Patriots' Day observances of the past (2024)

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APRIL 2008 The Middlesex County Fife and Drum Volunteer Corps march in the Patriots' Day parade. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Holly Redmond]

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APRIL 2008 British troops prepare for the Battle of Menotomy in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Holly Redmond]

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APRIL 2008 The Battle of Menotomy was the bloodiest battle and was reenacted at Arlington's Jason Russell House. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Holly Redmond]

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APRIL 2010 Sophia Posner, 7, watches as bubbles float past her during the Patriots' Day parade in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Orlando Claffey]

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APRIL 2008 Daniel Brennan, 11, of Arlington announces "The Regulars are coming," during the reenactment at the Jason Russell House. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Holly Redmond]

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APRIL 2003 British regulars from His Majesty's Fifth Regiment of Foot fire upon the colonists during the annual reenactment of the Battle of Menotomy at the Jason Russell House in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Karen Sparacio]

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APRIL 2004 A British soldier rifle buts a colonist during the annual Battle of Menotomy reenactment at Arlington's Jason Russell House. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Holly Redmond]

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APRIL 2004 Chase Osborne, 6, of Carlisle, watched as troops filed out of the Jason Russell House during the annual reenactment. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Holly Redmond]

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APRIL 2005 A marching band heads up Massachusetts Avenue during the annual Patriots' Day parade in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Karen Sparacio]

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APRIL 2003 A colonist prepares to reload his musket, after firing on British regulars during the annual reenactment of the Battle of Menotomy at the Jason Russell House in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Karen Sparacio]

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APRIL 2010 Thomas Willey waves an American flag during while watching the Patriots' Day parade on Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Orlando Claffey]

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APRIL 2010 Arlington's Nathan Medros, 6, meets Paul Revere (Richard Reale Jr.) during his stop at Town Hall in Arlington on Patriots' Day. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Matthew Modoono]

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APRIL 2011 Jay MacNeill, 3, waves an American flag during the Patriots' Day Parade in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Orlando Claffey]

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APRIL 2011 The Shriners march along Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington during the Patriots' Day Parade. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Orlando Claffey]

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APRIL 2010 William Dawes stop at Town Hall in Arlington on his way to Lexington on Patriots' Day. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Matthew Modoono]

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APRIL 2013 A covered wagon from Wells Fargo makes it way down Massachusetts Avenue during the Patriots' Day parade in Arlington. [Wicked Local File Photo/James Jesson]

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APRIL 2013 The Menotomy Minute Men march down Massachusetts Avenue during the annual Patriots' Day parade in Arlington. [Wicked Local File Photo/James Jesson]

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APRIL 2013 A saxophonist from Waltham's American Legion Post 156 band marches along Massachusetts Avenue during the annual Patriots' Day parade in Arlington. [Wicked Local File Photo/James Jesson]

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APRIL 2013 Civil War reenactors march in the Patriots' Day parade in Arlington. [Wicked Local File Photo/James Jesson]

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APRIL 2013 Kate Moon and her son, Ke-son, 5, visit with Paul Revere's horse after he arrived at the Arlington Town Hall on Patriots' Day. [Wicked Local File Photo/James Jesson]

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APRIL 2014 Minutemen fire off a volley during the Patriots' Day parade on Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/David Gordon]

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APRIL 2014 John Ferry and the Hot Tamales Brass Band belt out a song during the Patriots' Day parade in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/David Gordon]

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APRIL 2015 Menotomy Minute Men, from the front, Dan Brennan, Tom Ditner and Marc Colosimo lead the spectators to the Old Burying Ground after raising the American flag on Patriots' Day. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2014 Ashton Ellis, 4 of Arlington, waves his flag on along the Patriots' Day parade route. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/David Gordon]

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APRIL 2015 Menotomy Minute Man Marc Colosimo, right, along with Tom Ditner, far left, stands at attention as Dan Brennan raises the flag to full staff on Patriots' Day. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2016 Motorcyclists ride down Massachusetts Avenue during Arlington´s Patriots' Day Parade. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/ Sam Goresh]

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APRIL 2016 Menotomy Minute Man Jim McLean, portrays Jason Russell, during the reenactment of the fight at Menotomy Village in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/ Sam Goresh]

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APRIL 2016 British soldiers exit Jason Russell's land at the end of the reenactment of the fight at Menotomy Village in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/ Sam Goresh]

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APRIL 2016 The crowd watches the final volley at the end of the reenactment of the fight at Menotomy Village in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/ Sam Goresh]

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APRIL 2016 Colonial reenactors march down Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington´s Patriots' Day Parade. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/ Sam Goresh]

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APRIL 2018 British troops fire their muskets on Massachusetts Avenue during the reenactment of the Battle of Menotomy in celebration of Patriots´ Day at the Jason Russell House oin Arlington. [Wicked Local File Photo/Ruby Wallau]

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APRIL 2018 A private from His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot cleans his musket after the reenactment of the Battle of Menotomy in celebration of Patriots´ Day at the Jason Russell House. [Wicked Local File Photo/Ruby Wallau]

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APRIL 2018 British soldiers capture a member of the Colonial troops during the reenactment of the Battle of Menotomy in celebration of Patriots´ Day at the Jason Russell House in Arlington. [Wicked Local File Photo/Ruby Wallau]

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APRIL 2018 Maddy Blundell, 6, of Arlington, watches Arlington´s Patriots´ Day parade on Massachusetts Avenue. [Wicked Local File Photo/Ruby Wallau]

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APRIL 2018 Colonial soldiers fire their muskets during the reenactment of the Battle of Menotomy in celebration of Patriots´ Day at the Jason Russell House in Arlington. [Wicked Local File Photo/Ruby Wallau]

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APRIL 2018 John McConnell, 14, of Anchorage, Alaska is honored by the colonial troops during the reenactment of the Battle of Menotomy, in celebration of Patriots´ Day at the Jason Russell House. The Make a Wish Foundation arranged for McConnell to travel from Alaska to drum out the commands during the Concord and Lexington battles. [Wicked Local File Photo/Ruby Wallau]

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APRIL 2018 Members of the Aleppo Shriners Cycles Unit drive past onlookers during Arlington´s Patriots´ Day parade on Massachusetts Avenue. [Wicked Local File Photo/Ruby Wallau]

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APRIL 2019Daniel Cripps, with the Danvers Alarm List Company, lays dead in front of the Jason Russell House during the reenactment. He was portraying Reuben Kennison, of Danvers, who was killed April 19, 1775. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019 The Arlington Police Department's Honor Guard led the way at the start of Arlington's Patriots' Day parade. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019Colonists yell "huzzah!" up and down the colonial line at the end of the Battle of Menotomy reenactment at the Jason Russell in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019 One of the British units get organized as they entered the yard around the Jason Russell House during the reenactment of the Battle of Menotomy. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019 Some of the bloodiest fighting on April 19, 1775 took place in and around the Jason Russell House in Menotomy (now Arlington). The British came into the house after the battle to find the dead where they had fallen or been brought during the annual battle reenactment. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019 British troops returned fire as they headed towards the Jason Russell House for the Battle of Menotomy reenactment. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019 Jim McLean, far left, of Arlington, and another soldier, also with the 4th Regiment of Foot, captured Tom Coots, with the Danvers Alarm List Company, during the fight at the Jason Russell House in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019Jason Russell, portrayed by John Graham, with the Menotomy Minute Men, was bayoneted by British soldiers in front of his house, as they followed colonists into the home during the Battle of Menotomy reenactment. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019Patricia Nunez, of Arlington, tried to get her one-year-old son, Rodrigo Busto to high five a private in His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot after the Battle of Menotomy reenactment at the Jason Russell House. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019 Passing the bodies of Jason Russell, left, and Reuben Kennison, British soldiers race out of the Jason Russell House after pursuing colonists into it during the annual battle reenactment. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019 Trish Gately, of Hudson, plays the trumpet with the Tony Barrie Band during Arlington´s Patriots´ Day parade on Massachusetts Avenue. [Wicked Local File Photo/Ruby Wallau]

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APRIL 2019 Colonial forces fired a ceremonial volley after the Battle of Menotomy at the Jason Russell House in Arlington. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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APRIL 2019 British and colonial forces lined up in front of the Jason Russell House in Arlington after the Battle of Menotomy reenactment. [Wicked Local Staff File Photo/Ann Ringwood]

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