Sun, Apr 23|
Old Burying Ground Tribute
The Lincoln Minute Men and the British Boston Garrison march from Pierce House to Lincoln's Old Burial Ground for a ceremony honoring the Patriots and the five British soldiers buried there.This event is free.
Time & Location
Apr 23, 1:30 PM – Apr 24, 1:30 PM
Lincoln Cemetery, Lexington Road, Lincoln, MA 01773, USA
About the Event
Old Burial Ground Tribute: Eleven Lincoln Patriots of the Revolution and five British soldiers are buried in the oldest of Lincoln’s three burial grounds. An annual commemorative ceremony by the LMM has been conducted at their graves for more than fifty years. The Company assembles with a contingent of British soldiers and invited dignitaries at Pierce House, and with fifes, drums, and bagpipes playing, we march across fields and along historic paths to the burial ground, where we enter with muffled drums and fifes playing a Revolutionary funeral march. We are joined for the ceremony by a representative from the British Consulate in Boston. LMM members present dramatic narratives; soldiers provide commemorative volleys; musicians play solemn laments. Two children assist the LMM Captain in placing flags at Patriots’ graves. British soldiers and the British Consulate’s representative place a wreath at the British monument. After the ceremony, we march back to Pierce House for refreshments provided by the Lincoln Historical Society.