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Patriots Day 2010
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A quick look at Patriots' Day 2010 in Lexington, Massachusetts.
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The weekend before we finished up a few odds and ends like polishing a little brass ... (HM)


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Some got the lay of the land by taking a tour on the Liberty Ride (BL) low res


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L'interprète bilingue (BL) low res


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Some prepared for a LOT of customers at the various pancake breakfasts ... (HM)


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While others went off to fight -- or watch -- the Battle of Tower Park (HM)


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But then came Monday, time for the Big Event


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By the dawn's early light the flag rises over the spot where an independent America was born


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Remembering the price of freedom


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The tableau at the Visitor Center


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First a few Minute Men gathered on the Battle Green to await developments


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More joined them


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Until the entire company was present


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But then some Redcoats showed up to spoil the party


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Disperse, you damn rebels! (HM)


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After the battle, the visitors from Antony, France joined their hosts for a picture


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Hey--do you guys have trading cards?


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Between events, some hit the various pancake breakfasts (HM)


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The galley crew at the Troop 160 Pancake Breakfast (ID/SB)


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Even the armies came ... and declared a truce during breakfast ... (HM)


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What? We lost again? Impossible! (HM)


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Now it was time for the Youth Parade (HM)


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William Diamond Fife & Drum Corps


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The Selectmen with Mark Chonofsky


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A small unit in the parade, but obviously having fun marching


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Some of the White Tricorne recipients from past years


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The LHS band


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Right after the parade there were ceremonies on the Battle Green with the LHS Marching Band opening the program (ID/SB)


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Dave Eagle speaks after being honored with the White Tricorn with previous recipients on the reviewing stand (ID/SB)


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The Daughters of the American Revolution had two ceremonies to attend and a parade in which to march (FF)


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First, a wreath-laying at the obelisk (FF)


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And then a re-dedication of the Old Belfry plaque (FF)


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While the Minute Men honored those buried at The Old Burying Ground near the Battle Green (ID/SB)


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There was the traditional ceremony at the U.S.S. Lexington Memorial (ID/SB)


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And there was the Lions Club road race (ID/SB)


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And of course LexMedia was there to record everything (ID/SB)


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Honest--the two of us coulda won the whole thing ... but it wouldn't have been historically accurate (ID/SB)


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Come early and bring a ladder if you want to see the whole show (BL) low res


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Isn't this just the best breakfast ever? (Apologies to the other two breakfasts in town) (BL) low res


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The units slowly moved into position. Here are the Boy Scouts of Troops 119 and 160 about to push the pumper (HM)


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Just about ready to go! (HM)


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And the League of Women Voters (HM)


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This looks like it is going to be a fun ride (HM)


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LexFarm was really ready (HM)


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Even the Redcoats were interested in farming (HM)


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The dancing peas getting into the moment (HM)


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LexFarm even had their own band (HM)


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But now it is time for another parade--the Afternoon Parade with the Spirit of '76


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Selectman George Burnell driving Marge Battin, the Chief Marshal


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Lexington Fire Department Honor Guard


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Lexington Minute Men Company


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Crowd control


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The Lexington Police Department Honor Guard with Chief Mark Corr, along with Captains Sargent and O'Leary


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Dignitaries including Selectmen, School Committee, Military, Senator Donnelly, Representative Kaufman. One Selectman is driving the Chief Marshal, another is marching with the Boy Scouts.


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A few of the Antony, France delegation with the School Committee in front of them


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Washington, we have returned!


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Daughters of the Ameican Revolution (FF)


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illiam Diamond Mr. Fife & Drum Corps Sponsored by Grant Cole Realtors


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The newest White Tricorn Hat recipient -- Dave Eagle with Beverly Kelley driving.


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The Lexington High School Marching Band Sponsored by Brookline Bank


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Lexington Youth Commission


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Lexington VFW Post 3007


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The New Liberty Jazz Band Sponsored by Orr Construction


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Antony Delegation plus Tourism Committee


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Antony Sister City float


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The Liberty Ride with Masha Traber


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League of Women Voters


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Worcester Fire Brigade Pipes & Drums Sponsored by Lexington Firefighters Local 1491


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Worcester Fire Department


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Michelson's Shoes


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Lexpress--the bus is back there somewhere


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Lexington Senior Center ... and there's the Lexpress bus (HM)


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Norwich University Regimental Band Sponsored by Arlex Oil


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Lexington Community Farm Coalition -- LexFarm


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The 1911 American LaFrance fire engine from the Lexington Historical Society


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The 1857 Adams pumper from the Lexington Historical Society pushed by Boy Scouts from Troops 119 and 160


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Hallamore Corporation Clydesdales Sponsored by Wilson Farms (HM)


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Some people get to ride in real style. The Wells Fargo stagecoach with Mary and Steven Hastings as passengers.


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U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty


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Hanscom AFB Marching Unit


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Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts


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His Magesty's 1st Regiment of Foot of Guards


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King's Own 4th Regiment of Foot


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His Majesty's 5th Regiment of Foot


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His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot


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Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums Sponsored by Michelson's Shoes


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Bedford Minutemen


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Concord Minutemen


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Menotomy Minutemen


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Sudbury Ancient Fyfe & Drum Companie Sponsored by Shire HGT


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The Connecticut Line -- CT Sons of the American Revolution


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U.S.S. Constitution Honor Guard


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13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company F Sponsored by Eagle Bank


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Middlesex 4-H Fife & Drum Corps Sponsored by Lexington Pediatrics


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Wagon Wheel Nursery


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USSVI Marblehead Base -- Submarine Veterans


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U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps -- Gosnold Division


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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Band Sponsored by Patriot Partners


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Suburbanettes Twirl Team Sponsored by Mini-Luxe


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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary


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Springfield Kiltie Band Sponsored by Feinmann, Inc.


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Waltham American Legion Marching Band Sponsored by Watertown Savings Bank


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James W. Flett


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Reminisants Band Sponsored by Seasons Four


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Mahoney's Garden Center Float


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Munroe Center for the Arts


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Immaculate Heart of Mary Band Sponsored by Stop & Shop


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Aleppo Shrine Clowns


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The Shriners are always a kick


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Roger Williams Car -- Elsa Sullivan


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Jim Kilroy's Jambalaya Jazz Band Sponsored by The Good Feet Store


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The Friends of Willard's Woods


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Tony Barrie Marching Band Sponsored by Eye Look


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Mass Military Museum


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New England Historic Military Vehicle Collector's Club


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Ooops -- more crowd control


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But now the parade is over ...


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So it's time to put the horses back in the barn ... (BG)


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Two parade participants share a well-earned fried dough (BL) low res


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This participant seems ... ummm ... overjoyed (BL) low res


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And maybe work on that whole sleep deficit thing. See you all next year! (HM)


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