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Patriots' Day Parade

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A Revolutionary Announcement During Concord's Patriots' Day Activities
Partner Event
April 18, 2022 @ 9:30 AM EDT

Minute Man National Historical Park
174 Liberty St
Concord, MA 01742

On Monday, April 18, representatives from the American Battlefield Trust will join other members of the history and preservation community to participate in the traditional Patriots' Day Parade, which culminates in a crossing of the Old North Bridge. In remarks from the speakers’ rostrum, the Trust will outline its ambitious national preservation goal for the upcoming 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War.  

WHAT: Announcement of national battlefield preservation goals in advance of the Revolutionary War’s 250th anniversary  

WHO: American Battlefield Trust President David Duncan, alongside local officials, representatives from the National Park Service and allied history and preservation organizations  

WHEN: Monday, April 18, 2022, at the conclusion of the Patriots' Day Parade, approximately 9:30 a.m.  

WHERE: Old North Bridge, Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, Mass.

Visitors at Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts
Visitors at Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, Massachusetts. David Nguyen

To date, the Trust has protected nearly 55,000 acres across 150 battlefields in 24 states, including land at Minute Man National Historical Park. Firmly committed to advancing the power of place in inspiring appreciation for this nation and its legacy, the Trust is dedicated to ensuring that permanent protection of historic landscapes is an important component of commemorations for the upcoming 250th anniversary of America’s revolutionary founding. A similar emphasis on battlefield preservation a decade ago during the Civil War’s 150th anniversary resulted in the protection of key components at scores of sites and the transfer of hundreds of acres into existing state and national parks.