The Battle of Lexington Reenactment 2017

For the past 18 years, I have attended  the reenactment of the Battle of Lexington that takes place on the Lexington, MA  Green on Patriots Day.  This year it fell on Monday April 17.  Over the years, I have brought family  members,  children’s friends, Camp Constitution families, and others to witness the reenactment of this important historical event.  We get up at 3:30 AM, and make the 25 minute drive to Lexington.  We make a  stop off at Peat’s to buy a cup hot chocolate,  and off to  find a good spot to view the reenactment.  After the reenactment, the Lexington Minutemen march to the Old Burying Ground where many of the Lexington Militiamen are buried to fire a volley honoring their sacrifices.  We then make out way to Wilson’s Diner in Waltham for an early breakfast, and maybe, a trip to nearby Concord to witness their reenactment and parade.  It never gets old.  My son Nathaniel videotaped this year’s reenactment and we posted it to our Youtube Channel: