Patriots' Day Breakfast and Dawn Tribute (1)
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About the Event
Patriots Day Breakfast & Dawn Tribute: The Patriots’ Day Breakfast is an annual tradition dating back to the founding of the modern Lincoln Minute Men. The Dawn Tribute is a moving and public ceremony designed more recently to commemorate the Revolutionary Patriots buried next to Bemis Hall. The breakfast is prepared and hosted by the Lincoln Historical Society. It provides a hearty meal for a day of marching, and also a genial opportunity to complain about how early it is, how cold (or hot) it will be on parade, and other soldierly grousing. The Dawn Tribute is a brief but dramatic ceremony. As the Patriot roll is called, soldiers reply from the graveyard and come join the ranks. A fifer plays a lament; a soldier fires a commemorative volley. The Company then begins its march to Concord, stopping along the way at Dakin Field for another memorial fifers’ lament and musket volley.