Date(s) - Tuesday, April 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Main St and Tadmuck Rd
Westford , MA 01886
Join us while the sun sets for our first-ever Patriots Day (April 19th) Candlelight Tribute in the Old Division of Fairview Cemetery. In this unique self-guided stroll, you can access the service records of Westford’s Revolutionary War Patriots on your phone or tablet. There will be colonial interpreters to answer your questions stationed throughout the illuminated cemetery.
In the days, weeks, and months leading to April 19, 1775, Westford men were drilling and training on the Westford Common preparing to march on the alarm. The simmering tensions between the American colonists and the British government would reach its breaking point and the residents of Westford stood firm and made clear their intentions to support the colony.
Here are few of the soldier that answered the Alarm and marched to Concord on the Alarm of April 19, 1775, that are memorialized in Fairview Cemetery:
John Abbot (1743-1805) 2nd Lt, Westford’s First Foot Company
Thomas Cummings (1734-1818) 1st Lieutenant Westford’s Minute Company
Hosea Hildreth (1744-1776) Corporal, Westford’s Second Foot Company
Jonathan Minot (1723-1806) Captain, Westford’s Second Foot Company.
You will also find Rev. Willard Hall (1703-1779) A Loyalist and minister to the First Parish Church of Westford and Thomas Greenough, Jr (1738-1775), refugee from Boston. All these men impacted the history of our town and ultimately the outcome of the war. This Patriots Day (April 19th) pay homage to our Revolutionary War Patriots and stroll through the beautifully illuminated Old Division of historic Fairview Cemetery. Enter and park at the cemetery via Tadmuck Rd.
Event Donation $5 per person/$10 per family.
Rain date: Saturday April 23, 2022 @6:30pm