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Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016

The present day Menotomy Minute Men organized in 1971. The flag has an outline from a traditional tavern sign, the eleven stars below the ancient name recall the eleven Old Men of Menotomy who intercepted a British wagon convoy headed for Concord. The tri-corn hat symbolizes the minute men and militia of 1775, the musket recalls their crude weapons, and the powder horn denotes their limited supplies and meager resources. The lower three stars commemorates three Menotomy men who perished in the town that day: Jason Russell, Jason Winship, and Jabez Wyman.

Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016

Menotomy Minute Men.

Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016
Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016
Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016
Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016
Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016
Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016
Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016
Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016

28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry – 4th Regiment – Irish Brigade. When Massachusetts Gov. John A. Andrew first issued a call for volunteers in May 1861, the state quickly raised a number of regiments, including one composed almost entirely of men who were Irish by birth or heritage. The 28th was recruited up to strength by late fall and officially mustered into federal service on December 13, 1861.

Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016
Patriot's Day Parade, Arlington April 2016

Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums was established in 1982 by Boston-area musicians who wished to further explore the traditional repertoires of the regimental fife and drum corps associated with the European or American armies during the American War for Independence, 1775-1783.

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