2019 Sudbury March to Concord – Patriot’s Day
Join the Sudbury March to Concord on April 19, 2019, Patriots’ Day beginning at the First Parish Church in Wayland. Show your fortitude and love of local history with this annual march through Wayland and Sudbury to Concord. Please note this march takes place on the “original” Patriot’s Day of April 19, and that only those vetted by the colonel will be able to fire from the North Bridge.
Patriot’s Day Sudbury March to Concord
The Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute, accompanied by the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie, will recreate the April 19, 1775 march of over 300 Sudbury men to Concord to take part in the battles of Lexington and Concord at the start of the American Revolution. The Companies will assemble first at the First Parish Meeting House in Wayland Center at 3:45 AM for a march along Old Sudbury Road and Glezen Lane to the Grout-Heard House, North Cemetery and the Old Training Field where salutes will be fired commemorating the participation of the East Company of the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute in the events of 1775.
The commemorative Sudbury March encompasses at least two phases. First, the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute march through Wayland, once Sudbury, and then from Sudbury to the Old North Bridge, Concord. Details for each of these phases is described below.
For more information, contact Col. Steve Taskovics: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sudbury March to Concord Assembly Points (please be prompt)
3:45 am Wayland Center
5:30 am Sudbury Center
Download the Route of March
Sudbury Militia March Through Wayland
Annually on April 19, the Sudbury Militia march through Wayland, Massachusetts. This event reenacts and commemorates the mission of our forefathers who did the same on April 19, 1775, at the start of the American Revolution. At that time, Wayland was a part of Sudbury and home to one of the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minutes’, the East Company.
The Sudbury Militia march through Wayland starting at 3:45 am by the First Parish Church (Wayland Center) stopping for commemorative salutes at Grout-Heard House and North Cemetery. We end with a salute at the Olde East Company Training Field before breakfasting around 5am. Then, the company leapfrogs to Old Sudbury Center to ready for the next leg, the Sudbury March.
Sudbury March to Concord Mini-Gallery
East Sudbury Center (Wayland Center)
3:45 am Assembly of Troops at the First Parish Church, Wayland
4:15 am Depart First Parish Church
4:20 am Grout Heard House Flag Raising & Salute
4:25 am ConOnue March North on Old Sudbury Road
5:05 am Olde East Company Training Field Fire Salute
5:40 am Depart by carriage and coach to Sudbury Center
Sudbury Militia March from Sudbury Center to the Old North Bridge
Annually on April 19, the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute march from Sudbury Center to the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. This event reenacts and commemorates the mission of our forefathers who did the same on April 19, 1775, at the start of the American Revolution.
On April 19th, 1775, a messenger reached Sudbury between 3 and 4am bringing news that British Regulars had left Boston the evening before and were headed westward, presumably to Concord where military supplies were garrisoned. Each Sudbury contingent heeded the call and took the most expedient route to what is now called Battle Road. The present day Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute follow a route that approximates one of the routes. While on route, we honor those who lay in rest at several cemeteries with prayer and musket salute.Upon reaching the North Bridge, we give one final salute at the North Bridge.
5:30 am Assembly of all participants for the March to Concord
6:15 am Begin March to Concord
6:20 am Olde Town Cemetery Fire Salute
6:25 am Proceed along Concord Road to Pantry Road
7:00 am North Cemetery Fire Salute
7:05 am ConOnue on Pantry Road towards Dakin Road
7:30 am Becomes Old Picard Road at Concord Line Fire last Salute
8:00 am Concord Middle School Refreshment stop
8:30 am Proceed on Old Marlboro Road, leO onto Old Bridge Rd
9:00 am LeO onto Main St, bare right onto Commonwealth Ave.
9:30 am Cross Route 2 at Rotary, conOnue onto Barre?’s Mill Rd.
10:00 am Proceed to Honorable Col. Barre?’s Home
10:30 am Depart Barre?’s Home and conOnue on Barre?’s Mill Rd.
11:00 am Arrive at North Bridge Visitor Center
11:30 am Ceremonies on North Bridge Honoring the Brave Souls of our Ancestors
12:00 noon Return to Wayside Inn for Flag Ceremony
12:30 pm Flag Changing Ceremony over Front Door of the Wayside Inn