All is Revolutionary in Concord on Patriots Day

A Photo Gallery

All Images by Jennifer Lord Paluzzi

The Revolutionary War was delayed.

The crowd at the Old North Bridge shuffled in place, ears straining for the sound of drums, children craning from the their parents’ shoulders for the sight of a tricorn hat or a bright red coat.

There were footsteps on the gravel by the Minute Man Memorial and the drums finally sounded with a rat-a-tat-tat. The Redcoats were on the march, 248 years after the original “Shot heard round the world” was fired on the bridge by farmers fed up with English rule.

All is Revolutionary in Concord on Patriots Day
The Minutemen prepare to confront the British at the Old North Bridge
Children sit on the wall that marks the graves of the British soldiers killed at the first battle of the American Revolution in 1775 at the Old North Bridge.
Honored Citizen Phebe Ham walks in the Patriots Day parade as it sets off from the Old North Bridge.